When cords are struck with articles I’ve written I’m happy for comments. With the article “What Happened To The Elders”, a symphony of cords was struck, leading to an uplifting and challenging conversation with one of my readers. You are the lucky recipient of that email conversation.
The concept of elder seemed quite straightforward to me — until I started turning my coaching toward positive aging and longevity. That’s when I bumped into people who see it differently than I do. Some see the term “elder” as positive while others see it as a negative or pejorative term.
During college, my roommate and I had many brain-stretching conversations. Generally, they were about science issues since that’s what we were studying. One conversation in particular sticks in my mind, and probably provided the biggest lesson.
Do you use the phrase “I’m too old to….”? Do you know others who do? It always surprises me to hear that from someone, especially when they don’t seem old to me.