“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
― Roald Dahl, in “Back to the Chocolate Factory”
One of the joys of summer is a trip to New England where we visit family. In autumn we skip the long drive to Vermont or Massachusetts and take in the autumn beauty in Ohio’s Hocking Hills.
“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots”
At the Gateway Theatre there is an art exhibit existing of numerous paintings of people sitting with each other doing nothing but texting.
Join Next Avenue CBus for the Act Three: A Life of Growth, Purpose and Contribution workshop led by executive coaches John Schuster and Patricia Kane on Thursday, September 24.
We all have a closet, storage space or garage with “stuff.” Sometimes it’s just easier to close the door and not deal with the clutter. While your financial clutter may not be as visible as what is in your closet, garage or basement, it can cause major issues. Financial clutter can be a stress both financially and personally.
No matter what direction or endeavor we choose for our new life vector, we’re confronted with tech challenges. It’s the intersection of geriatrics and electronics. Unless we decide to sit in our cave, or volunteer at all-night, candlelight readings of the classics, we need to immerse ourselves in technology and its challenges.
Yes, retirement is an invitation to slow down. But beyond the physical changes and less rigid time commitments, is there a deeper motivation? An inner wish to “control” the speed of life? A reaction to awareness that the sand in the hourglass seems to be in “rush” mode? I want to hang on to each day, each minute, every nanosecond.
I suspect that most of us move into a new stage of life with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, but I always have been a lover of change, so I was surprised to discover that I felt both a sense of melancholy and of anger when we moved into our 1970’s condominium and out of our stately old Victorian.
Wisdom at its worst is lessons learned through trials and tribulations, hopefully to not be repeated as one moves through the remainder of one’s life. Wisdom at its best is lessons learned and remembered through others’ trials and tribulations, escaping the worst of bad situations. ‘It’s easier to get older than it is to get wiser’ the worn plaque on my desk often reminds me. I have definitely gotten older but that hasn’t seemed easy. Have I really gotten wiser without ‘working’ at it?
Scientists are perpetually searching for medicine’s “Holy Grail” that can put the brakes on our aging process. This quest for immortality has been pursued since humans began to explore how our bodies operate. In fact, the very early days of the Egyptian pyramids reveal a desire to crack the code of immortality.