Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Who's Opinion Do You Respect
In society today, people who are older and more experienced are not valued or respected—youth and fame are. It annoys me when magazines interview famous people or entertainers and ask their opinions on child-rearing or politics as if being famous makes a person an authority. Being famous doesn’t make them any more knowledgeable than the person next door.
Or when older employees are booted out the door in favor of the latest college graduate with his or her MBA. The older employee’s years of experience on the job are far more valuable than someone fresh out of college, even with the best educational background. Ask any college graduate in a new job—there are many, many things that college just doesn’t prepare you for. Companies should value veteran employees as they can help train new employees and pass on to them the knowledge they have gained through experience.
When you are looking for advice or help in any area, ignore the words of those pundits on the internet and in the media. Look for those who are respected, mature and wise; those with experience and good credentials.
For it is by wise guidance that you wage your war,
and the victory is due to a wealth of counselors. Proverbs 24:6