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Re: Young X Aged members

Oct 16, 2008 08:23 AM
by Erica Letzerich

Oh well while reading some chats about young and more aged members and how young members can express their ideas, which most of the times are not considered by the aged ones. I was just remembering when first I joined the T.S. many would tell to me... "you should listen to what I say for I could be your grandfather." Still being young at the time and the President of my Lodge being maybe 70 years old, I became the vice-president of my lodge. So I believe its possible to work harmonically even when such difference of age is present.

Now that  I am f 39 :(... here in Greece I hear uncountable times: "You should listen  what I say, I could be your father...others I could be your mother. This is actually psychological pressure, for indeed when I hear that, I just keep quite and listen.... But they do it not with intention to control.... but because they really believe they are right and must be listened. After some years digesting it, I've prepare a reply to that and soon I plan to use it when I hear the same thing... 

So here a piece of advice. When I joined the T.S. my concern was to learn, to study to cooperate. That is this spirit that anyone in any age should hold. Its nothing wrong with being the younger member of your lodge, I have been there, in fact in the lodge I am President, there is only one member who is younger than me. So just keep on the good work, and if you want to bring members of your age, you are the best one to do that. Do not expect from the leaders of your sections or lodges to solve all the problems and find solutions for everything. Because if they are not doing so means that they cannot do so. So maybe its not time to be nagging, but to offer the best you can. BTW who cares if you are 20 or 90, one is measured not by his age but the good he/she can offer to the cause.


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