Accountant Ashima Poudyal (R) in a conversation with Napeles Philanthropist Karna Shakya (L). Facebook Photo. Credit: Ashima Poudyal
By Akida Leonard
Conversations with elders friends play an important part in the life of average young person. However, it’s good to have a sense of courtesy in your contributions towards the chattered topic.
Nobody likes a tactless young blunderer. Like you wouldn’t think of baking a cake if there were no butter, eggs, flour, milk or sugar in the pantry, like wise, you can’t contribute to a conversation out of thin air. You must have something in the mixing bowl to bake your talk. Think before you speak whether the subject appeals the ages.
A technical discussion of your previous boat cruise, a trending movie, a new catch may engross you and your class mates but, bores and confuses your grannies and parents. Cultivations, farming, business operations, political history and cultural stories and current events are dependable topics.
“Olden is golden!” An African president once blasted at his citizens opposing his move to uplift the constitutional upper cap on the presidential age limit.
Similarly, elders are superiors in wisdom and experience, show by your manners that you recognize this fact.
“Sometimes, the right conversation with the right people can push you to do so much in life,” Ashima Poudyal posted on her social media platform referring to her conversation with Entrepreneur Karna.
When an elder is talking, give them a chance to speak however much you are bursting with right ideas. Listen pleasantly to what he / she has to say. Don’t interrupt. Your turn will come.
Wear a smiling face while expressing your opinions, don’t speak in a rude voice tone even though you feel in disagreement. Remember, “The voice with the smile wins.”
|George Wordlaw conversing with his son. FB IMG:
Grownups like young people who are modest, self confident with interesting ideas.
Be that average young person.
“…. we’re in deep conversation, he grabs my hand and I in return hold his tightly. I realise this is his subconscious way of asking a deeper connection and physical affection….” George Wordlaw posted. See Full Post: https://www.facebook.com/100001599803646/posts/2525485460848089/?app=fbl