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A Little Boy and an Old Man Teach Each Other About Life

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Remember when life was simple?

As we grow older, we learn many of life’s lessons through trial and error, victories and mistakes. But we often leave behind much of the knowledge we had when we were young.

The YouTube channel Facts. produced this heartwarming video that takes a seven-year-old named Sean and a 64-year-old named Des, sits them down, and has them discuss their thoughts on life. Naturally, one of the most honest and humbly inspiring conversations transpires, filled with wisdom that Des has gained along with age, as well as some simple and important advice that Sean shares from his innocence.

The duo discusses the ups and downs of old age and childhood, as well as their hopes for the future and any regrets they might harbor. Their conversation quietly teaches us some of life’s biggest lessons, reminding us to live positively and be content with what we have before it’s gone.

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Start the slideshow below and watch their heartwarming conversation, then SHARE their wisdom with your friends, young and old!

What Is the Worst Thing About Being Old?

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Sean and Des’s conversation starts when they ask each other about the worst parts about being young and old, respectively.

Not surprisingly, Sean talks about the boredom of homework and the struggle of bullies and a lack of autonomy, but the little tyke can also sympathize with Des’s concern about immobility and declining health.

Remember when homework was the worst part of your week?

Do You Wish You Were Young?

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When asked if he would return to being young, Des wisely explains youth’s contradictions: having more time to do things but knowing so much less. When he admits that he misses using his imagination more, it’s an important reminder that we need to maintain the freedom that youth provides us, even into our old age.