Top 10 boons of old age to mankind

Top 10 boons of old age to mankind

(In this section AGE POWER, we have posted six articles so far, all of them from seniors. Here is the first article from a youngster, and he gives a completely different flavor to this section. Enjoy reading this and share your thoughts in the comments below. – Editor)

Do you know what the best and worst thing about old age is? We all know the worst, let’s concentrate on the best thing which nobody wants to discuss. In due course of a lifetime, we all come across people of distinct age, and the most usual type is those who are known as senior citizens. Shattered dreams, smile less faces and tired (and retired) shoulders. 

Let us discuss what we should, to increase the wavelength of those oldie smiles. The writer believes that old age is a boon to mankind, and the following pointers backups the statement. 

  1. They are the best Storytellers: – The old-age persons are the best storytellers. Their stories are full of conviction, zeal and enthusiasm. They come across a long way to join the storytellers’ league, and they are the best in the business.
  2. They keep you Engaged: – No matter what situation you go through, granny or grandpa will always keep you engaged in some unusual things. They demand what they desire, but they bless and support you like anything. In a nutshell, senior citizens are the best pals of the Gen Next.
  3. They are the Experience: – Old age people are our best source of information. You need No Book or the Internet if you have a senior citizen at home. They are well-versed with socio-religious issues and can brief you on what is happening around society.
  4. Experts in their Domain: – They crossed the long English Channel of experience that made them the best artist of their domain. Their artistry is not constraint up to office spaces only. They enlighten the youth as well. They are the best traders of their specific trades.
  5. Teachers (without B.Ed): – Senior Citizens can teach what we can’t expect. They teach us good practices, better alternatives and result-oriented ways to reach our destinations. They are really highly beneficial for any community or nation. 
  6. Trouble Shooters: – The senior citizens are supposed to be the troubleshooters of the family or society. They can settle the angry relatives. They can resolve any family matter and stop it from reaching the local courts. Thus a family saver or a troubleshooter is the role they play at best.
  7. They are the Laughing Buddha of a family: – The senior citizens are the mood setters of a family. These people are full of light and a comic sense of conversation. They can end up the long history of the cold war between mama Ji and papa Ji. They are the real laughing buddha of our families. 
  8. Real Identities of Us: – The old age people are what we come from. They are our real identities. We are known to be their child. We are from their village. We learn and study them.
  9. Connects us to Nature: – Our grandpa or grannies are the ones who always brought us to the park or nearby serene location. They are our initial gurus to the riverfronts, mountains and cool breeze or cuckoo birds and her chirping voice. We need to embrace them as hard as we can.
  10. They introduce us to our Religious Roots: – Our grandpa or grannies are the ones who made us know the stories of our religion. They made us realize the real sense of religion and keep the tread of it intact within us. 

Our old age people are our heritage. We need to hold them back tightly. It is our duty to make them smile all the time and value their experience with which they have come along. 

They need love, care and respect. No money or physical amenities can make them smile, as we can. Let us take a pledge to make this heritage laugh, smile and shine. 

Author Bio

Hemendra Chaturvedi

Hemendra Chaturvedi

With a Masters Degree in Human Resources (Minors), he is an excellent communicator. With a passion in writing, in both Hindi and English, he is a blogger, and his articles have been published in Opindia and Kreately.

12 thoughts on “Top 10 boons of old age to mankind”

  1. Sunita Rajeshwar

    🙏 नमस्कार विजय मारू भाईसाहब, सर्वप्रथम आपके द्वारा किए जा रहे इस सार्थक संयुक्त प्रयास के लिए सभी को हार्दिक बधाई।
    आज की मशीनी और एकांकी परिवारों में बुजुर्गों की अहमियत और बढ़ जाती है। किन्तु दुर्भाग्यवश तथाकथित आधुनिकता और अपनी व्यक्तिगत स्वतंत्रता के लिए युवा वर्ग बुजुर्गों को अपने साथ नहीं रखना चाहता।आपके द्वारा की जा रही सार्थक पहल निश्चित ही जल्द संयुक्त परिवारों की अहमियत बढ़ाएगी जिसमें संस्कार से लेकर अनुभव तक की चाशनी मिलेगी।

  2. Mrs.Anand Vadehra

    Hemendra,
    I agree with most of ur points except 1,2n3.
    Senior citizens of my age group hv so many other interests to keep them busy.Childern of today’s generation hv many other resources to update their knowledge. Otherwise, very well written article. Keep it up.All d best.

  3. Yugainder Rishi

    During my graduation days, my Godfather, mentor 60plus GJ Ramarao use to remind me about the slow pace of his life, fresh younger brooms clean faster, but the old knows the nooks and kranees.
    And now when I have reached his age, his words are coming true.

  4. Santosh gangwal jain

    श्री विजय मारू जी
    बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद।आपने यह एक पिटारा भेंट किया है जो old age महसूस करना भुला देगी ।really age is only number ।बुजुर्गों के पास तो खजाना है ,उनका अनुभव share हम सभी करें तो वो हमेशा जवान feel करेंगे और हम ऐसी ऐसी बातें जान जाएंगे जो हमने कभी सोचा भी नहीं। अतः हमे उनके अनुभव का लाभ लेना चाहिए और उन्हें खुश रखना चाहिए ।दोनो फायदे में।

  5. Awadh kishore

    आदरणीय विजय मारू जी , अभिनन्दन, सार्थक प्रयास | देश के जितने जिलों में पेंशनधारी है यदि सभी से अथवा इच्छुक ब्यक्तियों से प्रतिदिन 2-2 घंटे उनके पुराने अनुभवों के आधार पर CSR,स्किल DEVELOPMENT, क्लस्टर डेवलपमेंट आदि अन्य कार्यों में सहभागिता एवं जिला प्रशासन द्वारा सरकारी योजनाओ में जन भागीदारी जिसमे आम जनता का बौधिक एवं आर्थिक रूप से समृद्ध बनाया जा सके में सहयोग लिया जा सकता है .|

    1. Prabhat Kumar Mishra

      Communal harmony is the one most critical area, which require very experienced seasoned and very matured group of persons having sufficient time skill and zeal.

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