I am starting this post with a famous quote-' OLD IS GOLD'. Old age is an age of good experiences and giving good directions to the youngsters for a better future. About 30-40 years back in my country, when joint family existed most families gave importance to the decisions of elders; the grand mother and grandfather were responsible for making their grand children good citizens and to behave in an ideal manner in the society.But as time passed and technology improved joint families are replaced by nuclear families and the elders have become a burden to most families .they are sent to home care centers . these people do not realise that they too will have the same effect from their children. Parents should not be abandoned , they have worked all through their life for the upliftment of their children ; if we realise that old age will be more colourful. everyone has an old age . I conclude the post with another saying' WHEN A RIPE LEAF FALLS ,A FRESH LEAF SMILES , BUT THE FRESH LEAF DOES NOT REALISE THAT IT WILL HAVE THE SAME EFFECT ONE DAY'