We Older Folks Have Seen It All … Almost



“We were born in the 40-50-60.”
“We grew up in the 50-60-70’s.”
“We studied in the 60-70-80.”
“We were dating in the 70-80-90’s.”
“We got married and discovered the world in the 70-80-90’s.”
We venture into the 80-90.
We stabilize in the 2000s.
“We got wiser in the 2010s.”
And we are going firmly through 2020.

“Turns out we’ve lived through EIGHT different decades…”

“TWO different centuries…”

TWO different millennia…

“We have gone from the telephone with an operator for long-distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world, we have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, from handwritten letters to email and WhatsApp.”

“From live matches on the radio, to black and white TV, and then to HD TV.”

We went to the Video Club, and now we watch Netflix.

‘We got to know the first computers, punched cards, diskettes, and now we have gigabytes and megabytes in hand on our cell phones or iPad.”

We wear shorts throughout our childhood and then long pants, oxfords, Bermuda shorts, etc.

“We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, H1N1 flu and now COVID-19.”

We rode skates, tricycles, invented cars, bicycles, mopeds, gasoline or diesel cars, and now we ride hybrids or 100% electric.

“Yes, we’ve been through a lot, but what a great life we’ve had!”

They could describe us as “exennials”; people who were born in that world of the fifties, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.

“We’re kind of Yaheseen-it-all.”

Our generation has literally lived through and witnessed more than any other in every dimension of life.

It is our generation that has literally adapted to “CHANGE”.

A big round of applause to all the members of a very special generation, which will be UNIQUE.”


   _"Life is a task that we brought ourselves to do at home._ 

   _When you look... it's already six in the afternoon;  when you look... it's already Friday;  when one looks... the month is over, when one looks... the year is over;  when one looks... 50, 60 and 70 years have passed!_

   _When you look... we no longer know where our friends are._

   _When you look... we lost the love of our life and now, it's too late to go back._

        Do not stop doing something you like due to lack of time.  Do not stop having someone by your side, because your children will soon not be yours, and you will have to do something with that remaining time, where the only thing that we are going to miss will be the space that can only be enjoyed with the usual friends.  That time that, unfortunately, never returns..."_

The day is today!


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