The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness. (Proverbs 16:31)
By the mere passing of years, knowledge and wisdom are acquired. Those who are older than we, have been where we are, at the very least in age. Most likely, they have experienced things that we have not, and by those experiences, attained a level of understanding superior to ours. Therefore, they are to be honored.
The younger are to see the older, not as relics of the past, but as those who have a history to share. The wise young man or woman will seek the counsel and wisdom of the silver-haired. He or she will dig deep into their memories and experiences, listening with an ear leaning toward obedience. The wise child will say to a grandparent: “Tell me about...” “Explain to me...” “What was it like...?”
Therefore, let us seek teachers and mentors of age and wisdom. Let us look for those who have years of life experience behind them, always listening and learning. When we seek the advice and counsel of the silver-haired, we honor them and give them a crown of glory.