Meeting Your Older You

Look to the future for just a moment.  If you were to meet your 80 year old self, what would he/she say to you?  Would they be excited and grateful to you for taking such good care of your mind and body, that being 80 was a breeze and not the horror story that others are […]

Performing in Accordance with Expectations

We have all heard the story of the failing students who turned into honor students when their new teacher mistakingly believed they were the honors class.  It is true. We humans generally try to meet people’s expectations of us, albeit positive or negative.  Think, have you ever done something out of spite just because no matter […]

Jump off the Old Age Express NOW!!

A typical Old Age Express journey for someone born in Western society during the 50’s and 60’s goes like this: Station 4 – pre-school Station 5 – primary school Stations 11 – 14 junior high school Stations 15 – 17 college or working Stations 18 – 20 university or working Stations 21 – 30 start […]

Racism, Sexism and now Ageism

This is the newest and fastest mover in the bias top ten, sitting just below racism and sexism.   Ageism* is the community and industry bias against people they feel are too old.  It is a process of stereotyping and discriminating against people because they are old or older than desirable.   From a definitional perspective ageism […]