listening to youth

the youth of today are told that they have no valid opinions
that they cannot possibly have anything of value to say because they are too young
that to have something worth listening to you need to be old
to have a grey beard and a beer gut
yet some of the most thoughful things i have ever heard have come from teenagers
the ones who are trained to be rebellous
to have loud music
to fight with their parents

if in life you ever find someone who listens to the smallest of children and the greyest of the old
then hold on to them as a friend
as a dear friend
for having someone that will listen to anyone is far more valuable than anything money can buy

because friends like that can outlast the newest ipod
the hottest single on the radio

finding someone that is willing to listen
willing to let you speak your mind
to release your thoughts
is often someone who is willing to learn
to learn what people think
these people are often people who were not listened to in their youth
so they want to give everyone the chance to speak

such people are priceless
and cannot even be compared to money

listening to youth

lankytom

Joined November 2008

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