Response to a video I saw, disrespecting the Elderly.

Do you feel the elders in your society are really respected and treated the way they should be? If you have elders in your family, how do you show respect towards them? What do you do for respecting the elderly around you? Let us know in the comments below.

I was always taught to respect the elders – weren’t you?

B. Frustrate younger people (Why you should respect the elderly, 2013)

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JC: I am determined to continue to expand Love for the Elderly and broaden my horizons. No idea is too big! Some of my future plans include building a library at a local nursing home for the elderly to have a source of joy and entertainment, starting a technology integration program for seniors to learn how to use technology to communicate with loved ones, filing additional forms to become registered with the state of Ohio as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and sending letters of kindness to nursing homes located in all fifty states. In addition, I am going to be giving a TED talk at TedxCincinatti this July in an attempt to broadcast my core message of the importance of appreciating and respecting the elderly.

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These are just few examples of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) gentleness, mercy, and respect towards the elderly. These examples, and many others, translate the sublime Islamic code of ethics for treating the elderly and provide Muslims, generation after generation, with a practical model that they should follow. Such care for the elderly is in line with the Islamic principle of the dignity of the human being and with the spirit of solidarity and mercy that pervades the Muslim society.

I’ve even heard of people not respecting the elderly – especially the young generation nowadays.
Why begin a Conference on the elderly with a paper on `Human dignity and respect for the elderly'? For a variety of reasons there is a widespread questioning in our society of what respect for the elderly requires, and even a questioning of whether certain sections of the elderly population are owed any respect at all. By respect in this context I mean, at a minimum, recognition of basic human rights. In view of this questioning the position of many elderly people in Western societies has become distinctly precarious. There is a need to reflect on this situation, to identify its roots, and to see at least in broad terms what response to it is called for. We normally associate the Christmas story with youthfulness, properly focusing on a young couple and a newborn baby. However, at least four named older people have a prominent role in the Christmas story. The first two were Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, parents of John who was cousin to Jesus. There were also Simeon and Anna, present at the infant Christ’s dedication. I feel this is significant. In my lifetime I have seen an observable lowering of esteem, honor and respect to the elderly. We’re troubled at how far this will go and what impact it will have on the inevitable future generation of elderly to which we are progressing toward.
How can you do that, you might ask? Well, begin by just respecting the elderly for starters!

How to Respect the Eldery | eHow

News of the incident prompted divergent responses on social media. Many young Chinese chided the old man for what they say was unreasonable behavior tinged with an undue sense of entitlement. Others criticized the younger passenger for a perceived lack of common courtesy, arguing that he had flouted Chinese social traditions that advocate respect for the elderly.

Respecting the elderly doesn’t mean just to limit it to love and kindness.

Bible verses about Respecting The Elderly ..

Please respect the elderly!
Learn patience day-by-day...
A little love from you and me
Can go a long, long way!
God's love towards Mankind goes on
For all eternity
And when His children must pass on,
He treats them tenderly...

Please respect the elderly!
No matter, fit or frail...
A soothing word or pleasantry,
Is hardly known to fail.
Lord Jesus died for one and all...
He died for young and old...
While young at heart we may walk tall,
In time, we're not so bold...

Please respect the elderly!
Is that too much to ask?
Our actions prove our courtesy,
Regardless of the task...
God hears the prayers of everyone,
No matter, rich or poor.
If we do things that must be done,
God couldn't ask for more...

Denis Martindale, copyright, June 2011

Of course, I already know how much you believe in respecting the elderly

Respect The Elderly CIC | Uttoxeter, Staffordshire | Home

I really enjoyed the ways you shared here that we can use to show more respect to the elderly, as well. These will truly come in handy, and hopefully when we’re seniors, we will be blessed to receive the respect we’ve delivered.