Ellen Goodman has a great editorial on the Al Gore Population. Here’s a brief part of the editorial:

As a country, we are at the beginning of an enormous transition. Under the old compact, sixtysomethings were supposed to get out of the way and out of work. They were encouraged by financial incentives and prodded by discrimination. Now we are drawing blueprints for people who see themselves more as citizens than seniors.

“We used to say that the choices ran from A to B&B,” says Ms. [Rosabeth] Kanter, author of “America the Principled.” Today, she says, “we have an opportunity to define it as a time when your wisdom gets put to work on complex problems.”

Read it all and think of it in terms of my post The Silver Tsunami. Wherever you’re at in regard to age, this is an exciting time to be alive!

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