Despite the fact I have given my contributions to this site a break, I feel compelled to write this evening about my day today. It was a truly unorthodox day as usually my days are filled with unnecessary stress but today, for some reason, was tranquil despite the business of it.
Something, towards the end happened though which in my mind thought would transpire into a stressful situation taking the day spiraling down.
Someone came to the front entrance of where I work looking for a job. Because of the way this person addressed it, I was at that time unable to handle the situation. Something inside of me though told me to patiently assess her situation and to avail, was not only able to assist her inquiry but in return she offered something in return which is wasn't expecting.
I patiently escorted her as I was leaving from work and she proceeded to take our dialogue on many tangents. But one of those tangents gave a new light:
Relationships with people of substantially younger /older ages.
A category I fall into for sure.
Being that I've always pondered this question of why I don't have friends my own age, she guided me as to why I don't:
And to give me an ego boost, her answer to me was that the reason why I have friends who are more than 10 years younger is the fact that I look and have a youthful personality yet at the same time can benefit the younger friends as it gives them something in their life: perspective of what it means to be older while retaining their youth.
It all seems so abstract, however, imagine going through a conversion course for a new type rating.. Perhaps to a heavy jet. Or more so being a rookie member of flight deck crew that can add new perspectives to the veterans make a successful flight (just as much as if the roles were reversed?)
We come from different shoe sizes and personalities but that doesn't mean that we don't have something to offer each other to help make each other better people.
Be thankful for the younger or older friends in your life no matter how turbulent times can be. The resistance (wing flex) is proof of the relationship's strength and meaning.