Feel Like an Old Geezer?
One of the responses I received to a recent Twitter post was, What does this mean? I’m such an [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][old] geezer! This was in response to the quote: Tangled demands in 30’s: a steep ramp with #expectations in book #BadCode. (see Bad Code book here) Of course, I was happy this person responded, even though he felt like an old geezer! I explained: Many are feeling tangled demands in the decade of the 30’s with increased expectations, such as spouse, kids, finances, etc….
To me, anyone who sincerely asks questions is not an old geezer.Another spelling of old geezer is old geyser and refers in many sources to Old Faithful, a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park in the state of Wyoming, U.S.A. I wrote about Old Faithful in Walking With The Hymns, a devotional guide I wrote to accompany My Father’s Favorite Hymns album. A cone geyser is water that erupts in a narrow jet sourcing from the cone—think ice cream cone.
Old Faithful got its name because it’s the most predictable geographical feature on earth, erupting almost every 91 minutes. The average height of an eruption is 145 feet and can shoot 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of boiling water. More than 137,000 eruptions have been recorded with each lasting between 1.5 to 5 minutes.
Not bad for an old geezer! Over three million people a year come to see Old Faithful. Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as America’s first national park—is an idea that spread worldwide.
Something faithful is considered consistently trustworthy and loyal. In marriage, it’s being committed to one person both sexually and emotionally. For military, it is following through on a commitment to duty and loyalty to our country. In a friendship, it is having someone you can call, hang out with, someone you can trust and depend upon.
Are You an Old Geezer?
So, reader, if you are calling yourself an old geezer, I’d like to commend you! That means you’ve been around long enough to have an amazing breadth of knowledge and expanse of experience. With that experience comes perseverance, tenacity and the willingness to embrace the future.
With technology and communication moving at light speed in today’s world, it is important to adapt and accept change. However, anyone who calls himself or herself an old geezer should realize there is a place for predictability, trustworthiness, commitment and loyalty. Our society needs you. Those facing tangled demands of life and business would do well to listen and glean from your years of experience.
Take some time to embrace WHO you are. I wish I could send anyone reading this who is feeling like an old geezer a button that says: Old Geezer and Proud of it! Then I’d give you a hug! You CAN survive and thrive in today’s economic climate. We need each other, so no matter what stage of life you are in, it is worthwhile to include those in your close circle who have proven themselves to be an Old Faithful. It works both ways—don’t be afraid to include those younger bucks who have fresh ideas and energy. As a lifelong learner, there are principles you can learn from almost anyone. I plan to keep learning and growing and hope you are joining me on my journey!
Deborah Johnson is all about using Creativity to expand your business. Get Unstuck and get rid of Bad Code with her book Bad Code: Overcoming Bad Mental Code That Sabotages Your Life! You can reach Deborah the following ways: Twitter: @DJWorksMusic; YouTube: https://YouTube.com/user/DJWorks; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.johnson; Websites: https://GoalsForYourLife.com; https://DJWorksMusic.com[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]