The age of one opens the world, and for others means closing contact with people.
Most older people are of the opinion that children should be somewhere far away, and if they are near, they should be quiet, not run, not jump and of course not shout. And it is known that this is not possible. Children have a lot of energy and find joy in everything, so it’s not easy to catch them. The elders soon forget that they were running in shorts a while ago, trying to discover the world.
Many older people close themselves, do not want change, and do not want to have contact with others. They are strangers and increasingly fall into solitude and numbness. They cannot find themself in new realities, breakthrough technologies scare them and they cannot understand. Their family is trying not to let this happen, but children do not always have enough understanding and power to care for their parents. Sometimes children simply do not.
There are also older people who deal with aging in a completely different way. They open up to the news and spend time with the younger generation or in their company on quite unmundane and unusual activities. They do not focus on being older, but on the fact there is still much ahead of them. And they do things that not one young person wouldn’t envy them for.
Keith Davison was happily married to Eva for 66 years, when she left in 2016, which he did not take very well. He was constantly crying, he could not imagine living without her; he was 94 and he was completely alone. The silence at home scared him. So he decided to break it. In the garden, he built a large swimming pool, so that children from the area would be happy to have fun. Every day they come with their parents. Keith has someone to talk to, and the kids have a lot of fun there. He also plans to build a playground.
“There are no grandchildren, so he adopted the whole neighborhood,” adds one of the neighbors.