How are Boomers redefining aging?
– Harold G.
Just like everything else Boomers have confronted, Boomers are redefining aging. First, Boomers have to own that they are in fact aging – that is step one. And next, to redefine what aging means for them in the context of extended longevity.
So the first step is embracing our own aging process, and the shifts that we are experiencing without being defined by those shifts. A reframing of aging allows us to be fully expressive so we can tap into a long lifetime of experience and earned wisdom. Additionally, it is reframing who we see in the mirror versus how we are defined in the marketplace and workplace.
What I see is that we are seeking a truth about aging so that we can dissolve the barriers based on the outdated myths and untruths that have made the developmental stages and phases of mid- and later-adulthood something to deny and avoid at all costs.
When in fact these last two Stages of Development, the 3rd Age and the 4th Age, if approached with openness, curiosity and deeper introspective exploration, are vital maturation years of aha moments, taking on the mantle of wisdom of the ages, and potentially the years, to reap and gift great contributions to the whole of humanity.
How we live our middle years shape who we are as we age into our elder years. To discover more, check out the Ageless Way.