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Distribute your Time across the Age Spectrum to Enhance Learning

Here’s why increasing interaction with “old people” and children is extremely important

During my college days,most of my friends were of the opinion that “old people” could not possibly have any relevant views on the constant changes that happen around us because they were “not current”.Though this seems to be the general view of all teenagers,it is VERY FAR from the truth.

People above 50 have  experienced a lot in their lives and you can learn a lot from their mistakes.I always say this :

Learning from others’ mistakes is an integral part of learning.

Also,’old’ people look at things in a different way which can be both eye-opening and fun.Though we are in a day and age where anything can be searched via Google ,the facts and their context which you can learn from  real conversations can never be undermined.

Nobody likes to reinvent the wheel.

If you want to avoid a lot of time re-learning things,spending some time with “experienced people” should be on your life and career agenda.

Most people just regard children as ‘beginners’ who should be indulged and smiled at.Children generally don’t have any preconceptions and are like a sponge for learning (until they are ‘educated’).The power of children was highlighted by Jesus Christ in the Bible when he said

 “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.” Matthew Ch19 verse 14.

The essence of the above quote indicates that retaining a child-like wonder for things is essential to achieve greatness.Interacting with children does improve your entire well- being and keeps your soul light.


The common excuse that people give for avoiding “old people” and children is that they are slow and take up a lot of energy.

Life is short but you’ve got to remember that you were a kid once and will be an old man in the future.

The memories of your interactions will expand your perspective ,add to your inventory of ideas and make you a well-rounded person.So the next time you feel like spending time with people in “your age group” only,think again 🙂

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About Jose Gauravselvam Kagoo

Hi There!I am Jose Gauravselvam Kagoo. I am an Indian by birth but consider myself a citizen of the world ( which enables me to shamelessly switch nationalities during cricket matches). I like to read extensively, watch movies, dissect everyday aspects of life and learn continuously. All the views expressed here are my own.


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