People who feel that they are getting on in years have often brought this up. That is not the case. Don’t imitate their behavior. Attitude is much more important than chronological age in determining success in life.
“I’m getting too old for this,” I said.
It has been said that “an old dog can’t be taught new tricks.”
It is something that we hear on a near-daily basis. My response to your questions about technology and computers can be summed up in a single word: BS!
Your negative thoughts about yourself may lead you to believe that you are too old to “understand” or learn about new technologies. It doesn’t matter how old you are; this statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you do have limits, they are not always related to your age and there are ways to make up for them. Ask the 95-year-old computer teacher or the 100-year-old blogger about their secret to success in technology or any other endeavor, and they will tell you that attitude is substantially more important than age. To keep your mind active and fresh, you should always be motivated to learn new things and confident in your ability to do so.
What more can we see?
Customers as elderly as 95 years old who still had bright wits and utilized computers on a regular basis have shopped with us. We even know some persons who educate retired people in their 70s and 80s how to use computers and mobile phones as a kind of continuing education.
They are utilizing their technology to keep themselves active, engaged, and interested in the world around them, which is something that everyone does. They keep their youthful appearance by relying on modern technologies. They do not allow their age be a barrier for them.
Attitude overcomes age
No matter how old you are, it makes no difference. When we still had our Internet café a number of years ago, one of our services was teaching teenagers and young adults how to switch on a computer. They speculated that since there was a screen in front of them, it must be the computer.
Technology may be challenging for younger individuals with less expertise as well, particularly if they are not required to use it on a regular basis for their professions and are not hooked to using games and social media. Your approach, your attitude, and your desire to learn and develop are far more important factors to consider. That is true at any age, but especially as we become older, we need to keep that in mind as part of our mental fitness routine. It is not the issue; rather, it is a component of the answer.
Ignore the reports that are bad.
The pervasive ageism that exists across most of western culture serves to perpetuate negative age-related self-talk. People often use their age as a kind of explanation or justification to conceal themselves behind. They express regret that they were unable to understand something or that they did not understand it as soon as they believe they should have been able to.
One commonly held belief is that younger individuals have more potential. We also heard folks spouting complete rubbish, such as how their infant children were more competent of running computers than they themselves are.
Limitations are ageless
A lot of people conflate old age with having restrictions. Whether it be poor eyesight, poor fine-motor skills, or even the perception of being unable to complete things as quickly as others, these limitations and others, while perhaps more common as we age, are not limited to the elderly. These limitations and others also include a perception of being unable to complete things as quickly as others.
I don’t care what challenge you believe you’re going through; I can tell you that there are individuals much, much younger than you who are going through the same or something much more tough. It’s possible that you’re underestimating the number of individuals of all ages who struggle with physical or mental limitations. It is possible to overcome or make accommodations for limitations.
Most of the time, it has nothing to do with you at all.
A significant problem is technical jargon, which I like to refer to as gobbledygook. The vocabulary, the ideas involved, and the way that they are conveyed are some of the most significant obstacles in the way of technology. It is not because of your age that you do not grasp anything; rather, it is due to the failure of the writer to communicate in a manner that is comprehensible.
People of all ages have difficulty understanding meaningless technical jargon. The other half of our work consists of translating technical jargon into English that, presumably, everybody can comprehend. When computers are operating properly, they will almost never display error messages that are difficult to comprehend if you are using them. The vast majority of the time, all you have to do is glance at the computer, read the messages that include instructions, and then click on the appropriate buttons.
“You’ll understand when you’re older,” they said.
I am now in my 30s, so of course people say it to me a lot!
Unless I suffer from a major mental or physical handicap, I anticipate that I will continue doing the same job or something quite similar until the day that I pass away. I really hope it is a very, very long time from now. I can’t believe how much fun I’m having.
There is a possibility that I may experience additional constraints along the road; but, this is something that can occur at any point in one’s life. I’m going to deal with it as well as I can.
Carry this out.
It’s probably not hard to tell by now, but this is a subject that I feel very strongly about. Stop making excuses based on your age, whatever it may be. You’re limiting the opportunities available to you by ignoring a whole universe of options. You go farther away from it each time you make that assumption and each time you have that conversation with yourself in your head.
Encourage a mindset that is open to learning. Take things at your own speed, but keep in mind that you can accomplish it. You are not too old for this, and we really, really, really want you to quit thinking that way. Just in case it isn’t obvious, we’ll say it again: