We had old age home visit today. Our bus reached the place and we all got down. I took my phone out and found that there was no network! What?No?!! No internet, no calls, no WhatsApp for entire day? Not just me but all of my batchmates had the same expression.
Do you know how these old people live? They live a meaningful life. They live with nature, they live with peace and most importantly they live with each other. They don’t need internet to pass their time, they don’t need a smart phone to communicate. They are free from today’s materialistic world! We might feel that how come they aren’t getting bored living in the same room away from the digital world. But the reality is, they know better ways than us to live each day beautifully. Their entire day schedule includes watering gardens, taking walks amongst tall trees, chit chatting with each other, reading beautiful books, caring for each other, spending time with each other. And today in our busy life, we keep longing to go out of town on a vacation to do these things!
It feels so good to see an aged person smile. Their smiles are more beautiful than anyone! In these old age homes, some are abandoned by their own children because they have some age-related diseases, some are just kept there because there’s none to take care of them. How can even people do that? Leaving their own parents, who sacrificed their lives for them! Some have disorders, some are fed up being alone at home and thus came here to stay at old age home. But these are the places where they are truly happy. Always a smile on their face! And of course the smile never fades away as they have amazing people who actually care for them. They make best friends at this place!
I lost my grand-dad 14 years ago and my granny 4 years back. When they were with me I could never percieve the care they need, the love they feel. And today after seeing these pure souls, I can see my own grandparents in them. It’s truly a worth learning experience we get by visiting such kinds of places. And let me tell you that it’s not just learning in terms of medical point of view but we get to learn a lot about life! These are the people who have experienced the most of their entire life. These are the ones who still wish to live despite of their extreme age or any disease. And it’s our responsibility to give the highest respect and love to these old souls rather more matured souls in our society.