Great Generational Truths

Type of strategy: Energizers and State ChangersHumor and Celebration

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

Share these, fun generational "truths" to add some humor to your presentation or lesson.


Objective: Get participants nodding in agreement by sharing these sayings.

Time  2 minutes

Materials:  Slides, handout or flip chart with the sayings on them.

Process: Put these sayings on slides, handouts or flip charts and share them before or during a lesson, seminar, presenation, or meeting to add some humor. These would be good for any type of generations training or any topic related to family, life balance, etc.

Great Truths that Little Children Have Learned:

  • No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
  • When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.
  • If your sister hits you, don't hit back. (They always catch the second person.)
  • Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
  • Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  • You can't hide broccoli in a glass of milk.
  • The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.
  • Mom, I am growing my face more like yours.

Great truths that adults have learned:

  • Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
  • Wrinkles don't hurt.
  • Families are like fudge - mostly sweet, but with a few nuts.
  • Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
  • Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
  • Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

Great truths about growing old:

  • Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
  • Forget the health food. You need all the preservatives you can get.
  • When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
  • You know you're growing old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair you once got from a roller coaster. 
  • It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
  • Time may be a great healer, but its a lousy beautician.
  • Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes all by itself.


SCORE Volume 3: Super Closers, Openers, Revisiters, Energizers. Rich Meiss

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns