... but sometimes we are inspired to keep working on a particular challenge
We think that our ageing society is a massive opportunity, but mostly it is discussed only as a problem. We know that some members of today's older generations sometimes feel ignored or "past-it", even though they have a wealth of life experience. In fact, Professor Bob Keegan of Harvard University goes further by suggesting that the fact we are living longer is a our planet's response to problems we've created. He has studied adult development and says that the chaos humans have created through low levels of conciousness might be tackled by more of us reaching higher level of consciousness, which is more likely when we are older. See https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2015/01/bobs-big-idea-why-we-are-living-longer
We are working on practical initiatives to highlight the skills and life experience that older people have, particularly those who did not have high-flying careers and have experienced many difficulties in life. We seek to connect them in diverse communities and to enable them to share their knowledge and experience in order to help others. Ultimately we aim to build trust in diverse communities of older and younger people in order to better address the complex issues facing our age.
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