So, let us ask again, where are our elders today?

Sadly, if we are honest, we know where they are not.

They are not in the center of the village. Their wisdom is not flowing outward.

Any person or society or nation that ignores the lessons of the past will — sooner or later — face the flames of their own fear or arrogance. Some may not survive.

Isn't it time, then, to put the elders back in the center of the village?

Joseph M. Marshall III, Walking with Grandfather