Talking about elder, we often think that they are conservative, out of date, dictatorial, talkactive, and another stigma. There are always different thought between elder and younger. When elders talk about something to youngers, we can say it is about style or model, fashion, clothes, music, friends, technology, education, the way younger talk, eat, even the way they walk, it will be something annoying for younger. It is because they are from different background, culture, and of curse different era. The elder one does not know what the younger often talk about, such as blackberry messanger, instagram, facebook, twitter, the newest style, the trending topic among younger, and many others. Then, this is the exact problem. But sometimes, two generations can be united by respecting each other, although it is quite difficult because of factors that I have told above.
That’s Sandra Kirk’s problems. She couldn’t accept what her grandfather told her. She didn’t agree for all of her grandfather has told to her. She blamed her grandfather. She just regarded that all of her grandfather said was only complaining and criticizing, not as kind of advice. She thought that her grandfather was just the dictator, disturber, and kind of primitive one. She did not realize that that’s all for her goodness.
Here, I definitely agree to what Sanda’s grandfather said, what the elder said. Honestly, at the first time I am as the teenager or younger where in this phase, teenagers think that they have the best argument, feel annoyed when the elder said everything they said. Why could it happen? Well, it’s because the elder didn’t know the best way how to urge this kind of creature (younger). Younger always thinks they are the best one. They are selfish and arrogant. They need the real evidence and fact, not only direct command. So, here the elder should have the right strategy to talk with them. Later, they will do what the elder asked and said.
Respect one another is the most important part. In this section, I do emphasize to the younger to respect the elder first. However, they were born before us, so they know better about life than we do. Don’t be like Sandra did. Our grandparents, parents, uncle, or aunt forbid us to wear ‘improper’ clothes, hear the out of loud record, or invite boyfriend to our house. Eventhough, sometimes it bothers us, just believe that’s all for our good life. Do what they ask and avoid what they prohibit. Remember this idiom, your elders and betters.
Name : Erie Shiska Tirtandini
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