Wisdom from our adult kids…

Guy with earbuds

If you are one of those people shaking your head in disbelief about the younger generations, I want to share this with you.

Like All Generations

They have their faults.
They have their strengths.
They have their challenges.

The behavior and values of  my sons and daughters-in-law, my nieces and their husbands, adult children of friends and young adults with whom I meet and work convince me that our world is in good hands.

They may not follow in our footsteps, but as Bob Dylan sang,

“For the times they are a-changing”

Four Points

This was posted on the refrigerator of a young woman who is not yet 30. *

I wish it were posted on more refrigerators.

Be impeccable with your word.

Don’t take anything personally.

Don’t make assumptions.

Always do your best.


Remember the days

My favorite is “Be impeccable with your word”.

Do you remember:

~When your word was your bond?

~When character mattered?

~When reputations were built on integrity?

It’s time to raise the bar again.

Do you agree?


*Thank you Adrienne!

19 thoughts on “Wisdom from our adult kids…

    1. Hi. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope that you have a good weekend also.
      We are expecting nice weather for the weekend. It will be fun to get outside for long periods of time.
      Cheers from Portland!


    1. Hi, Thank you for reading and commenting on my post. I am glad that it struck a note with you. How to sweet to put it on your refrigerator door and that of your daughter. Have a good weekend!


    1. Thanks, Anneli. In talking with younger people, I find lots to admire including their questioning of the current state of the world. I’ll take that over apathy any day.
      Have a great weekend!

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  1. When we were kids, we were told you are a (wo)man of your words. It was the culture of honor.
    Our parents told us: forget and forgive. Don’t hold a grudge (ie don’t take it personal).
    It was advised to us not to take things for granted, assuming blindly.
    And we were reminded that failure is the mother of success. Keep trying your best.

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    1. I think we were in the same classroom of life. I was taught the same. It is disappointing when these values are seen as “old fashioned”, “out of date” or just for “losers”. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Totally agree!
    As an employer of millennials, I frequently find myself wanting – and apprehensive about – to ask if *they* think they’ve done their best. There’s something safe in assuming this younger generation of workers and people tried to get away with doing the minimum. What I’m apprehensive about is finding out they think they did do their best and then having to accept they were ill-equipped to do better because of a failure in the job the generation before them did in preparing them for anything better.
    And I think we all know there’s a complicity there. Maybe not with myself or anyone in particular, but in the societal norm of behavior between my parents and theirs.
    It’s overwhelming to consider. I don’t look to assign blame, I look to identify the savior of that millennial generation…but fall short.

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  3. Integrity. (we need each one to insure this is our lifestyle). Character is more important than all our achievements. It is good if the next generation could only proclaim this more widely. The greatest achievements done by a person without beauty of thought and soul become simply ’empty’ soon forgotten shells.

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