‘Wisdom’ per se is not by any means a function of age. Wisdom may come from anyone – even a small child may astound those around them with a wise comment or observation on life. Wisdom can be felt in youngsters and we all know the saying “She’s wiser than her years.” Yet years lived do not necessarily guarantee that one will be wise in their old age. We all know many people who have become more and more withdrawn from life with the passing years. Whilst elder wisdom can be accessed at any age, it is usually expressed when one has moved out of emotional reactions to situations and instead approaches everything before one with the wisdom of understanding and allowing. It comes with full acceptance of oneself, which provides a deeper appreciation and thus an understanding and acceptance of others.