Finding that one can seek advice from a knowledgeable person who has much life experience, or extensive knowledge with a particular situation
One may seek advice and insight to guide an important decision that needs to be made. Some may seek traditional and cultural healing advice for a particular physical symptom or ailment. A supportive elder may guide one emotionally by helping individuals express grief, fatigue, sadness, etc. in healthy ways. Also, an elder may be an encouragement to one's spiritual journey, by listening and offering words of wisdom.
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