Pearls of wisdom from an octogenarian who’s seen it all…
I’m fed up with being told how I should be and what I believe – or don’t believe.
For example, if you are to believe the present-day mythology, everyone over the age of eighty voted for the same political party has identical ideas on topics such as immigration and same-sex marriage and is technophobic.
I say meet my circle of friends and aquaintances and weep at the diversity of our views. We often do.
And it’s not just us.
All between forty and retirement own their own homes and shell out funds as a ‘bank of mum and dad’ for their less financially fortunate offspring. All, that is except the third who are still scrabbling to make their own ends meet.
And young people get painted with any number of negative assumptions which most I’ve ever met disprove in five minuted of conversation.
So don’t do it. It’s prejudging people – and that is prejudice.
Remember. To assume makes an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me’.