Photo Credit: OldSchooled.org
Okay, so maybe they can't download an iPad app, but the Greatest Generation knows something even more important: how to live life fully and appreciate what really matters. As we raise our own kids and get some perspective on life ourselves, a lot of that advice starts to make seriously good sense -- which is exactly why we love Oldschooled.org.
The site is simple: young people post pearls of wisdom from their grandparents (or other respected elders), so their sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, always thoughtful advice can be shared with a younger generation seeking some life tips from people who are a bit more learned than, say, the Kardashian clan. To up the adorableness, many people post photos of their mentors, which no doubt melts the proud hearts of Nana and Pop-Pop. The Singapore-based site gets extra props for making a donation last month to Sunbeam Place, a residential home for abused and neglected children, on behalf of everyone who posted.
So what exactly is the advice shared on OldSchooled? Read on for some of our favorites:
“Be good and if you can’t be good, be careful.”
“The key to a man’s heart is to keep his belly full and his balls empty.”
“A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful life fills the day with song.”
“Everything looks better after a scotch and soda.”
“Good manners cost nothing.”
“I was too worried when I was your age. Now I don’t care what people think. Just be happy.”
“People will forget what you say. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Speaking French will take you a long way, both in France and with women.”
“Read the classics. Or at least read their back covers so you can pretend you’ve read them.”
“Always order extra cheese.”
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.”