For some reason in American culture, elderly people seem to be ignored and pushed to the side sometimes.

In other countries around the world, you’ll see the exact opposite phenomenon as younger people look up to the older generations and seek them out for advice and wisdom.

A home for elderly people in Missouri called the St. Clair Nursing Center had its residents share good life advice for the younger people out there and I think you’ll agree that these are all definitely words of wisdom.

1. Keep your head up.

2. You must LIVE.

3. Enjoy yourself.

4. Good tips.

5. Be respectful.

6. Enjoy it while it lasts.

7. Do what you love.

8. Listen to Ralph.

9. Stay out of trouble.

10. Plain and simple.

11. Take some time to smell the flowers.

12. Help each other out.

I think it’s safe to say we all learned a lot from these senior citizens.

Have you learned any valuable life lessons from older folks in your life?

Please share with us in the comments!