Wisdom and Friendship

Wisdom and Friendship

Two cheerful owls greet us upon entry to this site. “The wiser way to friendship” we learn is to be found here. Recent events sadly make me wonder about this. Is it wise or friendly for example to hurt others with ill-considered words? How many among us have been deeply wounded by words which would have been so much better left unsaid? Has kindness now gone out of fashion? We all come here for different reasons as we face the challenges of growing older. Many are lonely, sick, depressed or isolated. The site provides companionship, comfort and cheer. Or does it? Let’s make SC a kinder, gentler place where no one need fear the slings and arrows of thoughtless words.

As the proverb tells us: “A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”

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  1. annemarie

    Laurie I agree with your comments and hope that the Senior Chatter’s will continue in the way it was intended to be a site to made good friendships with people from all over the world.

  2. lani36

    Makes Good sense to me Laurie, love and kindness cost us so very little , so lets all put our best foot forward and make this site the envy of the chatter world…..
    xxxx((((hugs)))) everyone …..

  3. Maize

    laurie, I agree with you wholeheartedly.When I was younger, I often blurted out what was in my mind,never really understanding how that might hurt someone.
    I hope I’ve now learned to try and bite my tongue, think about what I’m going to say and how it might sound to someone else.I still have the odd outburst,but I wish the world could be a kinder place. Maybe it starts with individuals just trying to think about other people.

  4. dandelionsmiles04

    When things get “Weird” on this site whether it is all the so called “positive” changes or chatters going off on a negative tangent, I just really have to force myself to remember why I am here. As long as there are kind people on this site, It will of served its purpose in my book. We all have our baggage and lets face it, we all like to dump it. Especially to friends. (I am guilty) I think if we can just be more mindful enough not to hurt others with our baggage it would make for a friendlier environment in the chatroom. Thanks for the Encouragement Laurie.