In the past, it used to be a regular practice for the young to subscribe to and follow their grandparents’ advice, given that they were often much more seasoned and experienced than the younger generation. Some people believe that the rule of listening to advice from the older people does not necessarily apply to modern society. However, I think despite the drastically different society from the past one, the advice of grandparents can still be relevant for us.
First of all, despite the rapidly-changing society, there are still many things that remain unchanged that can be passed down from the older generation to the new one. A case in point is the theoretical knowledge in linguistics. No matter how many new words have been coined and newly-included into the dictionary, the grammatical rules of a certain language are unlikely to undergo drastic changes with the passage of the time. Therefore, advices concerning these subjects from the older generation are worth listening to. For example, my grandfather used to be a translator and speaks fluent Japanese. He began to teach me Japanese when I was at an early age. I always turn to him for help whenever I come up with some questions and difficulty in Japanese learning. And it turns out that my grandfather was and has always been an effective advisor in my Japanese study.
Secondly, even though much of the past knowledge no longer fits into the current situation, advices from our grandparents are still valuable given that they offer a new perspective on things. Once my close friend and I had a quarrel and we hadn’t talk to each other for over two weeks. I tried to phone her and text her, however, not a single reply was heard from her. Knowing this, my grandmother told me to try to send a mailed letter to apologize and explained why I lost my temper on her. Her approach of dealing with interpersonal problems proved to be quite effective. It was her suggestion of a hand-written letter with a heart-felt apology that removed the misunderstandings between me and my friends.
In summary, I believe that suggestions put forward by our grandparents are still reasonable in many cases and should be properly followed.