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  • #641732

    ATH44
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    Age is just a number.

    The older you get the less it matters…

    #641734

    moish01
    Member

    ames, i take it you’re not yet 40…

    #641735

    an open book
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    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?

    #641736

    kapusta
    Participant

    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 🙂

    #641737

    an open book
    Participant

    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.

    #641738

    JayMatt19
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    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.

    #641739

    an open book
    Participant

    very true, jaymatt19

    #641740

    kapusta
    Participant

    isnt learning and advice giving along the same lines? 🙂

    #641741

    I said I dont know her personally, but generally, be realistic, pple dont go consulting with their younger friends.

    #641742

    anonymisss
    Participant

    ??? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ?????

    Something sounds weird about the words, not sure what, but I did NOT make this up.

    ~a~

    #641743

    anonymisss
    Participant

    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~

    #641744

    an open book
    Participant

    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?

    #641745

    an open book
    Participant

    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?

    #641746

    kapusta
    Participant

    AOB yes it does, but it boils down to the same thing, getting beneficial information. 🙂

    #641747

    an open book
    Participant

    kapusta: right 🙂

    #641749

    kapusta
    Participant

    AOB queen kapusta is always right, didnt you know that? 🙂

    #641750

    an open book
    Participant

    of course 🙂 how could i forget?

    #641751

    kapusta
    Participant

    thats better :p

    #641752

    moish01
    Member

    god, and i thought i had to work on middos?

    someone’s got an inflated head.

    #641753

    kapusta
    Participant

    do you know who youre telling that to? a head of cabbage ;p

    #641754

    squeak
    Participant

    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.

    #641757

    areivimzehlazeh
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    squeak- ahmehn

    #641758

    squeak
    Participant

    who’s ahmehn? A cousin?

    #641759

    moish01
    Member

    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!

    #641760

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    squeak, moish- in my house we say “ahmehn” (vs. “amen”) when someone has stated their piece

    moish- let’s go, shoot, teach us something

    #641761

    moish01
    Member

    did you read the deep thought of the day thread from yesterday? i did – you just missed it.

    #641762

    squeak
    Participant

    ah, OK, I thought it was ahmehn ibn ahbar

    #641763

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    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. nebach

    #641764

    moish01
    Member

    ok, to answer the question straight:

    question: Does age really matter?

    answer: YES!

    proof: areivimzehlazeh

    you’re really losing it, buddy. i’m afraid to guess your age… i probably couldn’t count that high…

    #641766

    veyatziv
    Member

    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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