Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Leviticus 19:32
People find it easy to dismiss the opinions of the elderly. But the fact that God commanded the Israelites to honour them show how seriously we should take our responsibility of respecting those older than we are. This includes those further along the recovery road in this new way of living. There is only one way to get life experience and that is live it. The same as there is only one way to get recovery experience and that is to walk th walk day after day.
None of us is getting any younger but many of us are getting more immature, living lives of lies and deception because we are too afraid to face the truth about our addictions and compulsions.