I’m an individual curious about the wisdom contained in all of us. Previous societies cherished and recorded the wisdom of their tribes’ elders for next generations to use for their benefit. Why did this practice end?
After working for over 20 years with older adults, I’ve had the honor of hearing some great life stories and insights. I’ve had some good advice, bad advice and some that took more living to truly understand. But all in all I’ve been honored that these individuals trusted me. My plan is to begin officially recording and documenting the oral histories of our elders and other adults whose stories and legacies may inspire next generations but also improve our society’s knowledge and understanding about aging with grace and dignity. Can we improve on our current psychosocial theories of aging and dying as a result of documenting people’s’ views, lessons learned, ability to adapt, etc? There is much to be learned from them and time is of the essence.
I can be contacted via email at: email@example.com. if you have comments, insights from great stories you’ve heard from older adults or if you know of an older adult who would be interested in being interviewed and recorded.
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