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Wise counsel

Oooo weeee this generation is something different, I tell you!

How many times do you hear this comment from the elderly?… Well I hear it almost every time I’m in church and I’m hear to tell you that’s three, fo’ times a week (Fo’ means four) …It’s rare these days that you see a young person seeking advice from any older person or even simply listening to what they have to say.

I’m not one of them, and this ain’t that! I love talking to older people, with time and discipline I learned to listen to the things they say. There’s one thing I’ll never forget, one day a elderly lady told me “I’ve seen 23 but you haven’t seen 88″… That one statement put a whole new spin on my life as I knew it.

The stories and advice you can gather from parents, aunts, uncles, and elderly people is timeless.. The bible says There is NOTHING new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Which means you can always find an older person who experienced something similar to what you went through or are going through… Talking/listening to someone older and wiser causes you to be blessed with wisdom. The bible also says Take good counsel and accept correction- that’s the way to live wisely&well. (Proverbs 19:20)

As younger people we have to learn to listen to what the older people have to say. And adopt some of their ways. Their way of Integrity and Loyalty, their way of honesty and humbleness, and most importantly their patience and wisdom…

Word Bank

Loyalty- 1.
giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.
“he remained loyal to the government”
synonyms: faithful, true, devoted; More
antonyms: treacherous

Integrity-1.
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
“he is known to be a man of integrity”
synonyms: honesty, probity, rectitude, honor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness More
antonyms: dishonesty
2.
the state of being whole and undivided.
“upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty”
synonyms: unity, unification, coherence, cohesion, togetherness, solidarity More
antonyms: division

Honesty-1.
the quality of being honest.
“they spoke with convincing honesty about their fears”
synonyms: integrity, uprightness, honorableness, honor, morality, morals, ethics, principles, high principles, righteousness, right-mindedness; More
sincerity, candor, frankness, directness, bluntness, truthfulness, truth, openness, straightforwardness

Humble- 1.
having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.
“he was humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists”
synonyms: meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, diffident, self-effacing, unassertive; More
antonyms: proud, overbearing
(of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s own importance.
“my humble apologies”
2.
of low social, administrative, or political rank.
“she came from a humble, unprivileged background”

Patience- 1.
the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
“you can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross”
synonyms: forbearance, tolerance, restraint, self-restraint, stoicism; More
perseverance, persistence, endurance, tenacity, assiduity, application, staying power, doggedness, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness

Wisdom-1.
the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
synonyms: sagacity, intelligence, sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, smartness, judiciousness, judgment, prudence, circumspection; More
antonyms: folly, stupidity
the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
“some questioned the wisdom of building the dam so close to an active volcano”
synonyms: sagacity, intelligence, sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, smartness, judiciousness, judgment, prudence, circumspection; More
antonyms: folly, stupidity
the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period.
plural noun: wisdoms
“the traditional farming wisdom of India
synonyms: knowledge, learning, erudition, sophistication, scholarship, philosophy; More

(Thanks Google for the definitions lol)

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2 thoughts on “Wise counsel

  1. I love talking to older people, especially the elderly. I used to get annoyed with my grandparents stories; but now that I’m older, I listen to them and take their advice and wisdom more seriously.

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