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‘Old people don’t get it!’ is often the story we tell ourselves. If only we stepped back and listened to what they had to say. They aren’t out to get us; they’ve been through life’s ups and downs, and their wisdom can be invaluable. How so? Let’s begin reading to find out.

1. Stay in Shape

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Is it more challenging to prioritize physical activity every week as life gets busier? Absolutely. But will it be worth it 30 years from now? You bet. Whether it’s a 10-minute walk or a 10-day cardio training intensive, dedicating yourself to ‘getting to move your body’ instead of ‘having to move your body’ sets the stage for a healthier future.

2. Let Things Go

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Holding grudges may seem justified but can lead to years of regret and missed opportunities. Reconnecting with people, letting go of past conflicts, and moving forward can bring peace and personal growth. Carrying guilt and resentment is a heavy burden to bear.

3. It’s Never Too Late

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The older generation often reminds us that there is always time, and passion is never too late. Whether starting a new career, picking up a neglected hobby, or traveling the world, age should never hinder pursuing what truly matters to you. The universe has a plan for everyone, and there is always time to embrace it.

4. Keep a Journal

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In the age of technology, keeping a journal has always been challenging. With thousands of free journal prompts available, reflecting on your thoughts, experiences, and personal growth can provide valuable insights. Over time, these reflections can remind you how far you’ve come on your journey.

5. Travel When You Can

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While it might seem more practical to focus on work and responsibilities in your younger years, the older generation often emphasizes the importance of traveling when you have the opportunity. Exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, and stepping out of your comfort zone can be profoundly enriching. These adventures provide unforgettable memories, broaden your horizons, and offer valuable life lessons that can’t be learned from a textbook.

6. Get Involved

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One valuable lesson from the older generation is the importance of getting involved in your community or causes you care about. Whether volunteering, joining clubs, or participating in local events, active engagement can lead to a sense of belonging, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of the world. It’s a reminder that life is not just about personal achievements but also about positively impacting others.

7. Rejection is Redirection

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Facing rejection can be disheartening, especially for young people striving for success. However, the wisdom of the older generation teaches us that rejection is not the end but a redirection. Rejections often lead to unexpected opportunities and personal growth. It’s a reminder to persevere, learn from setbacks, and trust that life guides us toward the path meant for us.

8. Floss Your Teeth

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One practical advice from the older generation that many wish they had taken more seriously is the importance of dental hygiene. Regularly flossing your teeth may seem like a small task, but it can significantly impact your overall health. It’s a reminder that simple daily habits can contribute to a healthier and happier life.

9. Don’t Rush

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The older generation often advises against rushing through life in a fast-paced world. Whether it’s career goals, relationships, or personal achievements, rushing can lead to burnout and missed opportunities. Taking time to savor the journey, set realistic goals, and enjoy the present moment is a lesson in patience and mindfulness.

10. Dump Him

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Sometimes, the older generation’s advice is straightforward and to the point. When it comes to toxic relationships or unhealthy ‘situations,’ they often remind us not to hesitate to “dump” the person causing harm. It’s a reminder that self-respect and mental well-being should never be sacrificed for the sake of a relationship that isn’t supportive or fulfilling.

11. Sit With the Uncomfortable

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Life is filled with uncomfortable moments, and the older generation encourages us not to shy away from them. Whether confronting difficult emotions, addressing challenging situations, or having tough conversations, sitting with discomfort can lead to personal growth and resilience. It’s a reminder that growth often occurs outside of our comfort zones.

12. Don’t Work too Hard

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While dedication and hard work are admirable qualities, the older generation reminds us not to lose sight of our well-being. Working excessively long hours at the expense of our physical and mental health can lead to burnout. Balancing work with rest and self-care is a lesson in maintaining a sustainable and fulfilling life.

13. Don’t Ignore Warning Signs Your Body is Telling You

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Our bodies often send signals when something isn’t right, and the wisdom of the older generation advises us not to ignore these warning signs. Whether it’s chronic pain, fatigue, or other health-related symptoms, seeking medical attention and caring for your health should always be a priority. It’s a reminder that our bodies deserve the same care and attention as any other aspect of our lives.

14. Get Off Your Phone

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Believe it or not, a world of experiences and opportunities passes us by while our noses are buried in our screens. Embracing hobbies, spending time alone, and observing the world can lead to a more prosperous, more fulfilling life. Finding a balance between the digital and physical realms for personal growth and well-being is essential.

10 Lies We Were Fed Growing Up by the Older Generation

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Oh, how the world has changed since we were young, naive little children. Growing up, we were taught by our parents and teachers how to navigate this great, big world, but was everything they told the truth? Is there something you wish you could go back in time and show them that they were wrong? A group of people discussed truths they believed to be true that turned out to be wrong later in life. 10 Lies We Were Fed Growing Up by the Older Generation

10 Life-Changing Facts Boomers and Gen-X Have Learned Over the Years

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One of the best places on the internet is the SubReddit r/askoldpeople—people who are Gen-X (1980) and older answer today’s youth. Someone asked, “What are some cold hard facts you have learned over the years?” Here are the top-voted cold, hard facts of life. 10 Life-Changing Facts Boomers and Gen-X Have Learned Over the Years

12 Outdated Boomer Trends That Are Slowly Fading Away

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The difference between the habits from one generation to another is astounding. And as weird as newer things seem to the older generations, the newer generations can’t even fathom what the world was like for their grandparents growing up. Sadly, many of the things Boomers experienced are slipping away. Here are 13 things Boomers experienced that the newer generations will never know. 12 Outdated Boomer Trends That Are Slowly Fading Away

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