Is being older wrong? Does being old give the impression that one cannot unlearn, relearn and learn? Where does that impression come from?
We can always look at the unfortunate incidents that happened to us and drown in self pity. Or we can look around more intently and ask what we still have, and count our blessings. In the end, it’s your mindset that matters.
It turns out that my friend was doing a background check on someone whom I worked with before. That led to a conversation lasting about half an hour over the person, the work attitude and whether this person would be a suitable fit for the workplace my friend is in.
I have not been retrenched before. Neither have I gone through any unemployment. Yet I think I understand their sentiments, because I am above 40.
This bothered me a lot. Was I wrong to get angry over the missing student? Why had I reacted in that way on that day?