Fther John Ryan of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Goroka says young people have lost respect for the elderly.
He expressed disappointment that asthe elderly were rejected or not taken care of;their wisdom and knowledge about traditional cultures and practices are also fading away.
Fr Ryan made this call duringtheInternational Dayfor Older People, an event that is celebrated worldwide on October 1st.
They make up almost 60 percent of population, and are still responsible for shaping and developingthe country. However,the elderly are often forgotten in this day and age, as people adapt tothe ever-changing modern society.
TheInternational Dayfor Older People is one day that people appreciatethe contributions of this special group of people.
Withthetheme “Rispektim, Lukautim ol Lapun”, participants expressed disappointment that were now being rejected by those who are supposed to lover and care for them.
thers said that as much asthey wanted to imparttheir knowledge, it was difficult asthe young were easily influenced by drugs and alcohol and mobile phones took up most oftheir pastime.
Fther John Ryan from St Mary’s Catholic Church in Goroka reiterated similar sentiments. He said with development comes changes. Some are good while thers are bad but despite this, elders had an important role to play to instill wisdom inthe young.
Fther John Ryan from St Mary’s Catholic Church in Goroka reiterated similar sentiments. He said with development comes changes, some are good while thers are bad but despite this, elders had an important role to play to instill wisdom inthe young.
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