When Old People Talk, You Should (Probably) Listen

Sean Hoffman
4 min readFeb 11

First of all, this is not an “old(er) people are always right” article. Nor is it a “You should listen to me because I’ve got s̶o̶m̶e̶ more than a few gray hairs” article (I’m not old- YOU’RE old!). And finally, it is not a “Dammit!! I listened to my elders, and therefore so should you!” article.

This is an article that is the result of some deep personal reflection. It is the result of contemplation and observation of the families of both myself and those in my inner circle. It’s the result of observing some of the positive and negative of…

Sean Hoffman

Software Developer (C++, C#, Go, others), Husband, Father