To my stunned surprise, I discovered the other day that a LONG sought quote was not from Hill Street Blues, as I erroneously remember, but from The Closer. Practically fell off my chair, hearing Sanchez say he did’t get the fuss about what do to about elders – “Throw down a carpet in the garage,” aka turn it into a room.
Amen & hallelujah! We are born, created to be tribal, to live TOGETHER, to make the best of difficult situations. To understand & respect the intelligence & ideally the wisdom of olders & for them to appreciate & respect the care & ideally the loving support of youngers.
It starts with having a greater awareness of each other’s intellect. Sadly, it feels like the longtime trend is driving down the people doing just that, up & down the age spectrum.
We need to boost our appreciation of each other’s minds. Was reminded of that while reading about Sy Montgomery’s interactions & revealing moments with OCTOPUSES. Read her article, Deep Intellect, and ponder how many we too often not only underestimate the intelligence of other creatures, but our fellow Homo sapiens – especially those most near & dear but way older or younger.
Related Link: https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/