THIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR AGING GRACEFULLY, DEFIANTLY AND WITH SPUNK IN TACT!
These next 20 years will reveal extraordinary changes in aging – how we perceive aging and how we age. For the first time in our history, we are experiencing a completely different paradigm for aging and it couldn’t have come at a better time for those of us living in the United States.
As our nation’s economic down swing continues, our Silver Generation continues to re-enter the work force bringing to it their vast wealth of life experience, talents, abilities and skills.
You make up our richest resource. You have the know-how and imagination to start new and innovative companies from the ground-up because you’ve “been there.” Remember: some things just can’t be digitized or automated.
Perhaps the greatest thing facing anyone these days, especially those of us over 50, is depression. It’s crucial to myth bust society’s outdated thinking, our thinking, and our behavior about aging.
You must take hold of the reins. Say: “Hogwash!” and turn all of that useless information you’ve been fed by society upside down and around. (And maybe do it with a bit of “Hokey Pokey” tossed in for a quick-step of good measure.)
According to the premiere social-psychologist, Eric H. Erikson along with his wife, Joan Erickson, they found that "the ultimate capabilities of the aging person are not yet determined...." Which means the only one putting on the kibosh for learning and well being is us!
The art of aging naturally cultivates the art of wisdom. So it is absolutely crucial that you stay engaged with life, each day, every moment, in order to stay mentally and physically healthy. Don’t worry about if you can or can’t do something or whether or not you’ll remember it. Our brains are remarkably similar to computers. Scan yourself for your negative thinking about aging, remove that old code and reboot yourself! Reboot your life.
Suggested reading: pair my book, Aging Gracefully with Dignity, Integrity and Spunk Intact: Aging Defiantly
Erik H. Erikson’s and Joan M. Erikson’s, Vital Involvement in Old Age.