Respecting your elders

This is one of the things I really like about Guam: It’s a culture where they truly respect their elders in word and deed.

For example, at territorial offices and at banks, they have special Senior Lines with seating so that A) seniors can sit down while they’re waiting and B) the queue is much shorter. (The photo above was taken at the DMV.)

I don’t know if this stemmed from Chamorro culture or it’s something they acquired from Asian or Spanish influences over the years, but I’d like to see it implemented everywhere. (In part because they qualify someone as “senior” once they reach 55 and I’m only a few years away from that.)

Here’s a great Guampedia article on Nginge’: Showing Respect, which you see often here on island.

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