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  1. I was in my forties when I started talking) The reason is simple – the desire to share with others your personal experience, which, as you know, is most expensive. Or the desire to share your emotions that you once experienced. Or the desire to tell younger people about what happened in the history of our country (in textbooks, this is unlikely to be told with such personal details!).

    Why should all this be interesting for young people? Imagine what a young person wants to become…for example, a lawyer. Would it be wise for him to listen to the stories of those who have been in this profession for a long time? Reasonable, though not necessary. Now replace ” become a lawyer “with”live a great life.”

  2. Because for young people, life is the future, for mature people-the present, for old people-the past. What else is there to tell them? This is their life. What else can they think about? After all, all the brightest and most significant things they had there. They like to remember everything, because everything important has already happened. And at the end of your life, you really want to talk and have someone listen to you. You sometimes start a conversation even if you weren't asked.

  3. Because the elderly also want to communicate, and they don't have much to talk about – remembering the past, discussing nonsense from TV, complaining about their sores. What would you prefer to know?

  4. Because nothing new is happening. By the way, young people often talk about their “youth”, they live in the past, if life is boring, they constantly remember something there in conversations, they are flooded. And those who have a busy life live in the present. Anyway, eboshte at full capacity, so that later in old age there was something to flood, so that it was not boring.

    (c) Arkady Vinogradov

  5. Affects all at once, she is not young. But you know, I want to say that even in their youth, these instructive personalities were (how to put it mildly) smarter than everyone else, or something. And about – sugar is sweeter, water is wetter, songs are better, young people are worse-they forgot what they were like, and maybe I don't want to remember….. And the majority of young people are no worse now, and there used to be all sorts of songs, which is worth one”Our Helmsman's Party”. Personally, I like Sukachev's songs and also “Korl and the Fool” And as for helplessness and burden-how you behave, you will be. Bear with us, what can you do, it is still unknown what you will be like.

  6. I once asked a friend of mine who hadn't lived in her family for less than 90 years to talk to her grandmother and ask her what she thought about life in her 91st year, what she regretted, what she would have changed.

    And so. My grandmother said that if she had known that everything would be like this in the end, she would never have worked so much, would not have fought for the title of a leading producer (she worked on a state farm), if only simply because now it doesn't matter, people don't remember each other anymore and colleagues have died. And that if she had known it was going to be like this, she would have been more happy, would have taken more care of the children, would have felt and talked more about love, would have been less afraid, and that's all.

    And who else can I tell about this, if not the young ones, who have everything ahead of them and who can now be told about important and valuable things?

    And now she sprays the curtains in a country house with Chanel, because “when I open the windows and the wind-it smells so good, Julia!”.

    Old people tell us the best and brightest stories so that we can hear and understand what we will really remember in our old age with trepidation.

    Well, they need attention, of course. And love.

  7. Sometimes it is caused by a disillusionment with reality, superimposed on a weakening of mental activity. And the search for a kind of comfort zone in the constant return to youth and constant idealization of it.

    It also depends on the current form of communication between you and your elderly.

    It often happens that old people start communicating in an edifying manner all the time, and stories from the past for them are “invaluable” examples for the young people being taught.

    Well, in fact, if you yourself were ill with everything in a row and felt helpless, would you not miss the time when you had no restraints, had strength and did not depend on anyone?…:)

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