Misguided Child: Stories

Grandpa Jones - An Experiment

What bit of advice would you want to pass along, to a grandson or granddaughter? I'm talking about the kind of advice that you would want them to pass to their grandchildren. How would you convey that advice in a way they could understand. Remember, in this experiment, you are speaking across generations. Assuming of course, that your relationship was such that they would listen at all. So how do you give them your advice, despite a relationship that could sometime be called marginal? Humor is a tool to convey information! Lectures are also tools for conveying information. It is the nature of tools to wear over times. The difference between Humor and Lectures, is the rate at which the tool wears. The tool Lecture quickly loses its edge, while Humor can stay sharp forever. Use humor when communicating across generations to focus their attention. Sometime, it actually works.
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