When I was your age

What four grandparents wished they knew when they were young adults

May 22, 2012 | Young Voices
Emily Loewen | Young Voices Co-Editor

As the stereotype goes, when you were a teenager you might have thought your parents and grandparents didn’t know anything. You knew best and when you got it wrong, were loath to admit it.
But the stereotype also dictates that when you get a little older, maybe move out or attend university, you realize that life experience counts for something. While Young Voices is a place for young adults to share and discuss their ideas, sometimes it’s also important for us to listen to good advice.
There are plenty of young adults who take advantage of their grandparents’ wisdom, but many don’t think to do so before it’s too late. Thankfully others are willing to share their advice. Young Voices talked to four grandparents (Joyce Kroeker, Dick Benner and Susan and Gilbert Brandt) and asked them three questions:

  1. What do you wish you knew when you were in your twenties
  2. What is your advice for our generation
  3. Of course faith changes over a lifetime, but many young adults are still developing their faith, do you have any suggestions to help

Watch the video to see what they had to say, and if you have advice of your own leave a comment.

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