Wednesday, July 1, 2015
We Need What Our Grandparents Have: Age and Wisdom
In a research paper by Harvard and M.I.T, they found that our elders have excellent abilities to discern people and read their thoughts.
According to Benedict Carey of the New York Times, the older brain may move more slowly than its younger self, but is just as accurate in many areas and more adept at reading others’ moods on top of being more knowledgeable. That’s a handy combination…
The findings just confirm what Christians have always knew and taught about the elderly and why the book of Proverbs calls their gray hair and wisdom, a crown of glory (Proverbs 16:31).
God takes seriously the respect due to the senior members of our society. They have dignity and earned a lifetime of respect and value. We need to grow old with that understanding too.