Things I Love About My Parents' Generation

  1. 1.
    Their enviable ability to be non-attached to their cell phones.
  2. 2.
    Their ability to fix everything (cars, clocks, plants). I think part of the magic of the pre-Google generation is that they had to figure out how stuff works.
  3. 3.
    Their simplicity around eating and nutrition.
    I totally drink the cold-pressed Kool-Aid, but I appreciate the "meat n potatoes" attitude (more as a concept than a meal).
  4. 4.
    Their love of reading, going to the theater, museums, going for a walk, etc.
  5. 5.
    Their ability to have heart-to-heart conversations.
    This is something I'm trying to get better at. When I was younger, I had to have those emotionally vulnerable talks with my friends/family in person, which now happen more often over text or e-mail. It's just not as satisfying if you can't have a good hug or ugly cry at the end.
  6. 6.
    Their unwavering commitment to certain brands.
  7. 7.
    Their appreciation of simply being alive.
    One of my dad's friends said, "If I wake up and my feet hit the ground, it's a good day."