One of the hardest things about being older is thinking you know what’s right and what’s wrong and how someone should behave because of your beliefs.
My youngest son and I have been having a difference of opinion for several weeks. I was absolutely sure I was right! I was frustrated with his refusal to acknowledge my wisdom and good sense.
Isn’t it funny how a few weeks can sometimes change your mind?
I’m still not sure his plans are the best plans, but I’m no longer sure that they’re a mistake either.
One thing I’ve noticed is that young people have different viewpoints that come from their visions of the world – and the world has changed greatly since I’ve been in it. Maybe I need to turn the picture into a different light or direction to see what I’ve missed seeing all along.
All these “children” who were born to older parents might have a larger generational gap than previous generations. That doesn’t mean we don’t love each other; it just means we need to dust off the vision once in awhile and look at it in a different light.