They call us THE ELDERLY

They call us the elderly. We were born in the forties, fifties, sixties. We grew up in the fifties, sixties, seventies. We studied in the sixties, seventies, eighties. We were dating in the seventies, eighties, nineties. We got married and discovered the world in the 70s, 80s, 90s. We venture into the 80s, 90s. We stabilize in the 2000s. We got wiser in the 2010s. And we are going firmly through and beyond 2020.

20. Turns out we’ve lived through eight different decades, two different centuries, two different millennia. We’ve gone from the telephone with an operator for long-distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world. We’ve gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, white TV, color TV, and then to 3D HD TV. We went to the video store and now we watch Netflix.

We got to know the first computers, punch cards, floppy disks, and now we have gigabytes and megabytes on our smartphones. We wore shorts throughout our childhood, and then long trousers, oxfords, flares, shell suits, and blue jeans. We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, polio, tuberculosis, swine flu and now COVID-19. We rode skates, tricycles, bicycles, mopeds, petrol or diesel cars, and now we drive hybrids or electric. Yes, we’ve been

through a lot, but what a great life we’ve had. They could describe us as zinnials, people who were born in that world of the 50s, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood. We’ve kind of seen 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.

Author: Unknown.


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