“The older, the better?”

Rae Anthony

By Rae Anthony

As I get older, I find myself gravitating towards individuals who are much older than I am, and thankfully, this has benefitted me immensely.

I could have never predicted this years ago, since I was such a different person back then, but of course, today I am utterly grateful.

My closest confidants and my dearest friends are perhaps all twice my age (even more in some cases), and though this might seem strange, I wouldn’t change that for a thing.

In them, I’ve found great support systems (more than I could possibly ask for) and an abundance of love and wisdom. And this is why I cling on to them: they are absolute gems and they all hold a special place in my heart.

“Older friends can help you navigate work life, financial or family difficulties, break-ups, and other major life issues because – more likely than not – they’ve already experienced them.

Another benefit of age gap friendships is the chance to see something from an entirely different point of view, one perhaps you would have never considered previously. Being exposed to the ideas of older generations offers food for thought and the chance to expand your mind in a new way. Likewise, younger friends can teach the older partner in age gap friendships different perspectives from a modern age,” Calvin Holbrook wrote in an article entitled ‘Why everyone should have at least one age-gap friendship.’

Calvin is undoubtedly right, and this is why I turn to my older friends when I need advice. It is always sound and solid, and more importantly, it is ever consistent.

“It’s clear that if we limit our pool of potential friends to those of our own age we’re missing out on all kinds of brilliant and inspiring folk we could be developing an important social bond with… As the old saying goes, age is definitely just a number, so if you don’t already have some older friends, start building some new connections today,” the writer added.

I hope this will inspire you to start a new a friendship. Have a great weekend guys!

Sincerely, as always,