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  •  Well, my sister did take classes when (0+ / 0-)

    she was a secretary in order to learn how to use WordPerfect and I know that she also participated in various workshops when she was employed.  You may be right however----maybe she needs classes, a person she can ask questions of.  She has a daughter who lives not at all far from her (15 minutes tops) and who is very good in using technology, however, my sister will not even ask her to show her thing.  She also has a degree in Business Education and although she only taught for 3 years, she worked at least 30 years in offices as a secretary until she retired.  

    I see this resistance in some----certainly not all-----of my older friends.  There's an attitude like this:  "I'm 72 years old and I've learned all I need to know!"   For me, I don't think I'll ever have enough time to learn about the whole list of things I want to-----but I intend to never stop until my last breath.  Life is too fascinating to just stop learning and sit in a chair watching tv for hours on end.

    Also, I've tried to show both of my sisters how being able to use a computer has real benefits----like being able to access their own medical record at their doctor's office via a program called MyChart.  They can also e-mail back and forth with the doctor's nurse with questions.  That's just one thing----there are so many more things that a computer opens the door to.  But, they would rather call than sit down and figure out how to use MyChart.  I guess I just don't get that.  There's only 5 years between me and my oldest sister and it feels like an immense gulf at times.

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 12:02:21 PM PDT

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