Monday, 15 December 2008

Of Elders And Betters

One of the things I really love about my job is that I work with older people.

I've only been in the field for about 3 years, having previously worked within the Criminal Justice System. Amongst the many things it has brought me is a deep appreciation of older people and the contribution they have made and still make to our society.

In a fickle world that makes someone a celebrity one minute, only to shoot them down the next and which celebrates youth and beauty above all other things, I have learned to admire and respect our 'elders'.

What delight then to see Sir Bobby Charlton given a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony last night.

Older people are so often invisible nowadays.

But imagine a world without them.


Derek said...

Thanks Georgie it is nice to be appreciated. One thing about us old 'uns is the age of chivalry still exists amongst most of us.

Georgina Best said...

I'll look forward to you putting your coat over a puddle for me on a future occasion.