You Cannot Put an Outdated Head on Younger Shoulders
My grandmother used to cite this typically to me. She was such a smart lady, born approach earlier than her time. I’d like to have the chance, on the age I’m at present, to sit down and discuss along with her. She is the one behind me and far of my work and writing. Her knowledge guides me typically at present from the opposite aspect. Her phrases from my childhood nonetheless echo in my head from way back.
‘You Cannot Put an Outdated Head on Younger Shoulders’ is an outdated Gaelic saying (proverb) and it’s no surprise so lots of her sayings got here from there initially. Many of those outdated sayings give us some concept of how these folks thought of issues such because the qualities of generosity and humility and the corporate of others. Alternatively, boasting and stinginess have been, and nonetheless are, frowned upon at finest. Nonetheless, there was nice understanding proven to the weaknesses and faults of individuals. And that also holds true within the Gaelic tradition at present.
Knowledge is the present of time and expertise. The older I get, the extra I see and perceive how not possible it’s to anticipate somebody to have insights approach earlier than their time or age. Maturity comes as we age, on account of the experiences we now have had and with out these we keep caught the place we’re.
There are individuals who I do know at present, who’re grown adults, who nonetheless haven’t matured in their very own emotional well being. I meet individuals who as younger kids have been marked emotionally by issues that occurred of their lives that they haven’t been in a position to transfer on from, thus turning into the sufferer of their previous.
After which generally we see or hear individuals who have ‘outdated heads on younger shoulders’ (much like the idiom ‘smart past their years’) and we marvel on the knowledge that comes from such a brief life expertise. At occasions kids will come out with expressions or info that’s astounding, which leaves one questioning the place that got here from as that they had not had the expertise to have such depth. They act older and wiser, and generally have a a lot older disposition from their very own peer group, which tends to match up with their progress in time.
We regularly hear mentioned ‘if solely we knew, after we have been younger, what we all know now, how totally different our life can be.’ I ponder. If we knew then our life would have been totally different and our classes wouldn’t have been the identical. We’ve come into this life to be taught sure issues which relies on the kind of learner we’re. A few of us are slower than others to get the message and a few get it quick.
I consider that depending on the senses which are strongest in us, we get our classes utilizing those which are there for us. I’m personally an experiential learner, which implies I’ve to do it, really feel it and perceive it to be taught the lesson or the talent. I’m not auditory so I don’t anticipate to be taught that approach.
The three primary kinds which were talked about for a few years now are Visible, Auditory and Kinaesthetic (contact and movement-orientated). Because the digital age has come about we now discover that there’s a fourth sensory fashion of digital studying which brings us into one other type of understanding our youthful age teams referred to as Auditory Digital.
Do you perceive your personal sense power? This may be fairly life altering for folks to know if this can be a new idea. We have to talk and perceive that everybody communicates from their very own sense fashion, which implies until we all know one thing of the fashion we could interpret incorrectly the particular person and what they need or want. The 5 important senses we discuss are seeing, listening to, feeling, contact, scent and style. Instinct is available in as a sixth sense.
As adults we’d like to not anticipate a teenager to have the knowledge and or maturity related to older folks regardless that at occasions we’re stunned by the youth of at present who generally assume and discuss properly past their years.
We regularly hear somebody confer with an individual as an ‘outdated soul’ which additionally refers to them showing older and extra educated, with better knowledge from their very own age group. It’s believed by many who sure kids are unusually mature as a result of they’ve in some way retained maturity realized from previous lives.
We are able to reverse the saying to a ‘younger head on outdated shoulders’ which might imply that somebody continues to be mentally astute, regardless of being older in years. Typically we are saying that somebody who’s older is ‘younger at coronary heart’ that means that they’ve the flexibility to see issues from a youthful perspective and reside a life much like the youthful age group.
So, in case you are blessed sufficient to satisfy a teenager who has the disposition of somebody a lot older take pleasure in their notion on life as it may be fairly refreshing as they see issues from their youthful/older perspective. The identical goes for somebody who’s of mature age however present that they like to be with these of a youthful age group who are likely to stimulate them and their ideas to maintain themselves knowledgeable, mentally lively and alive.
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You Cannot Put an Outdated Head on Younger Shoulders