These two characteristics are lacking on today's culture. Especially where the elderly are concerned.
Yesterday we all went to my great-grandmother's and spent about a hour cleaning her yard up... we raked, picked up sticks and trimmed. That was it, but it meant so much to her.
From a young age we have been instilled with the desire to respect the elderly around us. They are still humans and without them we wouldn't have the heritage we have.