Talk all you want. NOW. For tomorrow, you may not have too many to chat and interact with. About the time you stop missing those blah blah meetings, you either grow lonely for human interaction OR you welcome the solitude.
Old folks can be chatty. They are, by and large, missing the human interaction especially with young folks. The problem is their hearing and memory fade and there aren’t enough chatting points to sustain prolonged conversations. Add to that the young folks’ seeming impatience over having to repeat themselves when asked.
Retiring into silence? Not really. There are others still willing to listen. And they don’t necessarily have to be in your age group. But they’re not that many. While traveling, you find the “one-shot deals” where you strike a conversation with fellow travelers or complete strangers. Not long-running conversations, but enough.
And this Season when young ones are busy partying or shopping, how about bringing some Chrstmas cheer into your lives? Have a listen.