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What advice would you share with younger generations?

The wisdom that comes with age is a wonderful thing – we have the ability to see and understand things with hindsight that we weren’t able to in the moment.

Asking older adults to share advice with a younger generation can be illuminating for people of all ages – it gives us an opportunity to see things from a different perspective and benefit from hard-earned wisdom without making all the mistakes to get there.

Like the video below illustrates, at every age we have something useful to share with someone a little younger than us. The knowledge you choose to share can be light-hearted, touching, practical or serious.

November is nostalgia month at Silversurfers – we’re looking back at the past and thinking about how it can influence the present and future.

Today at Speakers Corner we’re asking you: what advice would you share with a younger generation given the opportunity?

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Kezziedog
11th Jan 2018
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AnneD33
22nd Dec 2017
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I would say try as best you can to save if only a little amount. Look after your health and keep active physically and mentally. Re evaluate your life every so often. I can remember when I was 31 and had just graduated as a mature student. This was a massive achievement for me and I had to work really hard, never thinking I would complete the course !!!! It made me ask - is there anything else I have ever wanted to achieve or at least TRY to achieve ? I then made a list of things I wanted to try before I was 40, These included learning the piano, ballroom dancing, tap dancing and a whole lot more. I am now 65 and can look back and say I have achieved many things but some I tried to do but could not - but I did try. The funny thing is that I still find things I want to try but wish I had found them sooner. My big passion at the moment is for Pilates. In my 20's I had never even hear of Pilates let alone spell it.
Strollby
21st Dec 2017
0
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Probably a little out of fashion in today's world, Try to save 10% of any income earned, no matter how small the saving. With time it will provide a barrier to life's ups and downs and help to provide a sense of security for you and your family..
ecarg
15th Dec 2017
1
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Kindness Empathy an ability to be thankful for what you have and to work towards what you would like to have.Take care of your family people are more important than assets.
Just realized we are preaching to the converted here unless we share silver surfers with our younger friends and family.
Helen Highwater
10th Dec 2017
1
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Good manners will always stand you in good stead; always treat other people in the way you would like to be treated.
andbrown01
1st Dec 2017
2
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work hard at school and reap the benefits later
Darkstar
26th Nov 2017
1
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LizHB
26th Nov 2017
2
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Things, exotic holidays are not important - theyre nice, but not essential. Happiness comes from within, from being kind, DOING something is way better than having something
Alicia
25th Nov 2017
3
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Work hard and save as much money as possible, you will need it when you are older. Do things you enjoy and always find time for other people.
Yodama
24th Nov 2017
5
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Do whatever it is that makes you happy and successful in love and career but above all, do it with honesty, integrity and kindness.
Don't be afraid to shine.
Wilf
24th Nov 2017
4
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Don't worry too much. Big problems seem big when you are young but the older you get the easier it is to cope with life in general...oh yes and try end enjoy every minute of life...this is no dress rehearsal!
Lionel
23rd Nov 2017
5
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I went to see a family friend, a well accomplished writer, in January 1975. With 500 novels under her belt as well as editing BBC radio programmes and women's magazines, she was a fount of wisdom.

That evening she was half way down a bottle port, and her husband had hit the sherry bottle. Eventually, I had the courage to ask her advice about life. In a strangely Edith Evans voice she said ...

'Go away and live a little young man.'

Her words gave me the licence to finally leave London after 10 years, and become a farm worker, truck driver and the rest. Never did get to sail single handedly around the world but none the less, I lived the life I was born to.

So, I would repeat to any young person her words. Put away your devices, ditch that phone and ... 'go live a little.'

Best advice on life I had.
[deleted]
23rd Nov 2017
5
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CaroleAH
23rd Nov 2017
1
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Wise words, as usual, Scandiman! 🙂
Jean177
24th Nov 2017
2
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Try and achieve your hopes and dreams : work hard: look after your health and be kind to others. Not easy in today’s world but you will reap the rewards .

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