There are people who are always moving forward and have no problems with change, but I think everyone has their limits. Kevin Bacon for example…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09q04Dlh7r8

I get it…change is hard.

Life is like riding a roundabout…we start to cling to what we can as much as possible the faster it goes… Then we die…

ehhh… okay, not my best analogy.

merry go round

 

All I’m wondering is, why do we actually have such an aversion to change?

I think we automatically want the younger generations to experience what we did. I’m not sure why. They have way cooler stuff than we ever did. We should just let them do it the new way. Maybe, it’s the only way we know how to relate to them. Like, if they don’t have to walk 50 miles in the snow to school we couldn’t possibly have anything to talk about.

I can understand clinging to some things. We don’t want the future to be a bunch of fatties in front of computers. All I know is, this is a world full of clingy people. We cling to unhealthy relationships, we cling to trinkets, we cling to grudges, we cling to the good old days.

I can remember the one time my tiny, saint of a grandmother reprimanded me. You must be thinking I did something awful to deserve it. You’re wrong. All I did to make her mad was goof off when she was trying to show me the way to properly clean a lamp shade. Yes, a lamp shade. She was a tad OCD. Unfair? Maybe. But it wasn’t about the cleaning lesson. I wasn’t putting any value into the things that had shaped her youth… Sorry Nanie.

Here are just a few examples so you can tell if you are old enough to start clinging to your youth…

If you haven’t wanted to smack a young kid for being a punk, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t looked a fool in front of young people and not cared, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t wanted to take a nap yet today, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t dreaded your birthday, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t thought, at least once, that you should’ve listened to your parents a lot more, you’re not ready…

If you haven’t done the same getting ready routine you always do, but you look different, you’re not ready…

Things will change. We will all be forced to give up on some of the things we never thought we would (like trying to remember things). Let us all take it easy on each other. Because the completely useless younger people need us and they can deal with it because we will be dead soon. See, it’s all fair.

149+cropped old-and-young-people-via-free-range-learning

What are some things you wish the younger generations would still do, have, like, listen to, or watch?

http://www.le-monkeyhouse.com

 

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