If, An Older Person, Asks You For Help, Will You Help?

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If an older person, asks you for help, will you stop what you are doing,  to help?

In my travels, all over the world, I have seen so much respect in the orient towards older people. For example, while visiting Japan, I have seen so much respect towards the elderly.  If someone in Japan, has gray hair or white hair, people respect the elderly in a way, that is most impressive to me.  I also have seen the young in Japan bend over out of respect to say thank you to the elderly.  Is this the way, it should be all over the world?  I believe it should.  Should everyone be respected?  Absolutely yes!  I am just saying the elderly have paid their dues in life and they are due the utmost respect and we should all give the elderly the utmost respect.  

If the elderly ask for help, would you stop what you are doing or where you are going to assist him or her?  I choose to do so and I believe we should all do this out of respect.  Growing old and getting older, should have its rewards.  

In other countries of the world that I have lived in like South Korea and Indonesia, the elderly are also respected for their wisdom and what they have gone through in life.  Would I like to see more people show more respect toward the elderly in America?  Yes.  You bet.

My name is David Snell and I own a small business out of Mint Hill/Charlotte North Carolina and I very much respect the elderly and I will go out of my way to show the utmost respect to him or her.  They have paid their dues and this is the least I can do to assist the elderly.  Remember, we all will get old one day and as you get older, you will soon, learn to stop what you are doing for the elderly and those who are weaker than you and others. Getting older should have its rewards and this should be one of those things.   It might be something as simple as opening the door, helping the elderly get something in a store or helping him or her get into their car, or even helping him or her load their car with groceries if we see him or her having difficulties.





Comments (4)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello David - to accurately answer the question you ask in this post title - "it depends" is likely the response that applies to me.  Situations and circumstances are just two of the reasons why my first reaction "is what it is".  

Aug 10, 2021 02:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If any person (young or old) asks me for help, I will help if I can.

Aug 10, 2021 05:54 AM
David Snell 704.545.0098


Thank you.

Aug 10, 2021 11:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello David... I try to help when I can... I don't care what a person's age is.... especially as being a septuagenarian, myself, I'd be someone you're talking about.

Aug 10, 2021 07:16 AM
David Snell 704.545.0098

Nina, thank you.


Aug 10, 2021 10:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi David- I am in the same boat as Nina Hollander, Broker That said, I would help almost anyone I came upon who needed help. That said, growing up all of the children were taught to go to the oldest person first to say hello when we entered a home. 

Aug 10, 2021 06:14 PM