Elders are useless

By Bruce Firestone | Life Coaching

Nov 15

My elderly neighbor gets up every single day before the sun rises to:

-do his chores

-ride his bike

-cut the grass

-rake leaves

-shovel snow

-fix stuff

-shop for his wife and family

-and, in this photo below, to put his storm windows on (this being November in a cold weather, northern shelf city); you can see him on a ladder with his spouse (helping) nearby:


Elders may be old; they may be slow, but they know stuff and can still do stuff.

Younger people move quicker but then they need to take a smoke break, check their emails and texts, have a coffee, snapchat with their friends…

So who wins the race?

The snail or the tortoise?

The rabbit or the turtle?

In North America, we are too quick to throw out anyone over 50, and, in tech, anyone over 40.

What a shame.

Prof Bruce

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Bruce is an entrepreneur/real estate broker/developer/coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/columnist/peerless husband/dad.