Yes, there really are economic benefits to an aging population. The Longevity Economy, a report prepared by Oxford Economics for the American Association of Retired Persons, has this to say: “The growing population over 50 represents both a transformative force by itself and a net asset – a fast-growing contingent of active, productive people who are working longer and taking the economy in new directions.” Canadians tend to show similar patterns.
I was shocked, then puzzled, and finally saddened when a young man lied to me.
I was networking at a business function and was asking him about the kind of retirement readiness offered by the large business he worked for. I’m particularly interested in people having purpose and meaning in their lives after retirement, so I was curious to know if anything more than financial planning was offered.
When was the last time you explored all the things you like and appreciate about yourself? We humans are often too quick to focus on our faults, and this spills over into focusing on the faults of others. We can’t truly appreciate the good qualities of others until we appreciate our own.
Failure doesn’t exist for people with a growth mindset. Rather, they embrace challenges, learn from mistakes and failures, and continue to struggle and persevere in the face of difficulties. They recognize that intelligence, personality, and moral character can grow and change with hard work.
Feeling stiff? I love my morning stretches, to help loosen up overnight stiffness. Getting my spine unbent, standing with legs apart and arms stretched high, moving the head and neck around, loosening face muscles – it all seems to wake up my brain, too!
I realized recently that I could use more pleasure * in my life, and that got me interested in adult play. Never mind that play promotes creativity, problem-solving, social well-being, and improved brain function. I just want to have more fun!