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 We all know many people who have become more and more withdrawn from life with the passing years. Elder wisdom can be accessed at any age although sometimes people never manage to connect to it.
Elder wisdom comes when one has divested themselves of the pressures of life and moved out of emotional reactions to situations and instead approaches everything before them with the wisdom of understanding and allowing.
Once living this way, there is a deep connection to the inner wisdom that never imposes upon another. It only allows each individual to find their own way. When needed, the wisdom is conveyed when asked for, and then only as much as the person needs, never any more or less.
Elder wisdom is a lived truth that radiates out like a nurturing wash of love. It comes with full acceptance of oneself, which provides a deep understanding and thus an acceptance of others.