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Becoming modern elders

“In an economy that has been so knowledge-focused, and now knowledge is commoditized through AI, Google, etc., learning how to cultivate and harness your wisdom … is a quality that you want at any age.”

So many great points in this podcast episode!

“Your painful life lessons are the raw material for your future wisdom.” And yes, the raw material alone is not enough! We’ve got to self-reflect, learn, and make sense of our experiences. It’s entirely possible to grow old without growing up.

As someone from a culture rife with indoctrination to “respect your elders” even when they really mean deference and blind obedience, I really like this concept of the modern elder: someone who’s as curious as they’re wise, appreciated for their relevance and not reverence.

Let’s all become modern elders.


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