March 22, 2009 4:06 am at 4:06 am #641732ATH44Participant
Age is just a number.
The older you get the less it matters…March 22, 2009 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #641734
ames, i take it you’re not yet 40…March 22, 2009 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #641735
mrs. beautiful: people can be “a specialist”, i.e. be more talented or have more experience in a certain area, even if they are not officially certified to do that. if someone you knew who was younger than you had more knowledge about something, you wouldn’t consult them if necessary?March 22, 2009 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #641736
AOB I agree with you, I dont think a person has to be 50 to give advice. maybe its not as common for someone younger to give advice to someone older but I dont think theres anything wrong with it 🙂March 22, 2009 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #641737
i just don’t think people should go around with the attitude that it CAN’T happen, then they may miss opportunities because they don’t think it’s possible. as far as i know,”????? ???? ????? ??? ???” doesn’t just refer to people older than you. not even necessarily taking advice from people, but sometimes you can learn from their outlook, sort of like what oomis1105 was saying.March 22, 2009 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #641738JayMatt19Participant
Granted one can learn from everyone, but that does not mean one should seek advice from them. Look at the mifarshim on Navi who discuss the major error made by Rechavam (Shlomo’s son) who chose the advice of his friends over the advice of the elders.March 22, 2009 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #641739
very true, jaymatt19March 22, 2009 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #641740
isnt learning and advice giving along the same lines? 🙂March 22, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #641741Mrs. BeautifulMember
I said I dont know her personally, but generally, be realistic, pple dont go consulting with their younger friends.March 22, 2009 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #641742anonymisssParticipant
??? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ?????
Something sounds weird about the words, not sure what, but I did NOT make this up.
~a~March 22, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #641743anonymisssParticipant
Lol, that’s funny, I left out a letter. It should say:
??? ????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?????
I’m still not sure if these are the exact words but at least it makes sense now.
~a~March 22, 2009 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #641744
kapusta: it’s more like, learning is picking up the good when you find it, & seeking advice is actively searching for it.
did that make sense?March 22, 2009 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #641745
mrs. beautiful: maybe they don’t go special to consult with them, but would they listen when someone (who happens to be younger) mentions relevent to whatever it is? or specifically NOT ask the younger person when they are asking everyone around their opinion because they are indecisive?March 22, 2009 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #641746
AOB yes it does, but it boils down to the same thing, getting beneficial information. 🙂March 22, 2009 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #641747
kapusta: right 🙂March 22, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #641749
AOB queen kapusta is always right, didnt you know that? 🙂March 22, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #641750
of course 🙂 how could i forget?March 22, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #641751
thats better :pMarch 22, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #641752
god, and i thought i had to work on middos?
someone’s got an inflated head.March 22, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #641753
do you know who youre telling that to? a head of cabbage ;pMarch 22, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #641754
I’m not sure if anyone is denying this, but if you think that an older person should never take advice from a younger person, then either you are a wacko or you have never met a smart young person.
We can’t all know everything, which means that some other people must know things we don’t. Age is not everything.March 23, 2009 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #641757
squeak- ahmehnMarch 23, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #641758
who’s ahmehn? A cousin?March 23, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #641759
what was that, areivim?
as squeak said, age isn’t everything. i knew we had it wrong! i’m supposed to be preaching to you!
nice, squeak!March 23, 2009 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #641760
squeak, moish- in my house we say “ahmehn” (vs. “amen”) when someone has stated their piece
moish- let’s go, shoot, teach us somethingMarch 23, 2009 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #641761
did you read the deep thought of the day thread from yesterday? i did – you just missed it.March 23, 2009 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #641762
ah, OK, I thought it was ahmehn ibn ahbarMarch 24, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #641763
squeak- to prove how slow my brain is: after I logged off yesterday it suddenly clicked what you meant by “cousin” and I then realized how literal my response was. nebachMarch 24, 2009 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #641764
ok, to answer the question straight:
question: Does age really matter?
you’re really losing it, buddy. i’m afraid to guess your age… i probably couldn’t count that high…March 29, 2009 4:04 am at 4:04 am #641766veyatzivMember
You’re all right that we can learn from everyone, but one of the signs of a chacham in pirkei avos is “chacham eino medaber lifnei gadol mimenu bechachma o beminyan”, so perhaps it was not apropriate of you to be giving advice to someone older than you if she did not ask you. I wasn’t there so I didn’t see what happened, just a thought.
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