Our world has been run by mere adults without Elder supervision for too long.
The Hippie movement’s historically unprecedented dismissal of adulthood was its most sterling achievement and its most unforgivable sin.
Our culture tells us that the virtues of youth will always reign supreme and that aging is and must always be equal to decline. Looking back at my career, I have spent too much time insisting that it really isn’t all that bad if we all just look at the bright side!
This thought experiment should make it clear that we should actively engage older adults in all aspects of society.
As we prep for the second half of the Age of Disruption Tour this October and November we’re working on a three-pronged community outreach strategy to engage with local “changing aging” allies.
Over the next few weeks I will be exploring a few of aging’s most important superpowers. Yeah, you read that right– superpowers.
This Fourth of July lets declare independence from ageism! It won’t be an easy revolution. Like the colonial British Empire, ageism won’t roll over without a fight.
Taking a mid-way break from his Age of Disruption 2015 US tour, Dr Bill Thomas visits the United Kingdom June 15-19 to challenge ageing stereotypes and talk about how organizations can meet the needs of a savvy older consumer.