Old people get no respect. You see it every day. It seems that once one retires, they are thrown into the "old" category and designated to being obsolete and being burdens to the rest of the "underage" population.
I for one, can listen to an older person speak for hours. The knowledge, history and plain tales of their life is something that can't be read in a book and still get the same results. You have to see their faces in order to feel the joy, the angst, the indifference in… Continue