Sunday, November 14, 2004

Too old or too young?

It sometimes feels that the world is biased against people who either are too young, or too old. Particularly if you are very young you see all the older people getting all the key positions and if you are older, you see all the young people getting all the opportunities. In fact, we may have a bifurcated system , where the average person at either end of the spectrum is thought of as either immature, or in case of older people, rigid and out of date. However, we do not have to look far to see Donald Rumsfeld, Alan Greenspan, Rupert Murdoch and others you are well beyond the "normal" retiring age and performing with vigor and effectiveness, whether or not you agree with what they do. So perhaps the key is to be a lifelong learner who advances rapidly when young and continues to learn when older. The key to this is to accept that there is always something to learn and to challenge oneself all the time. We do nothing as well as we could!

Assume that and spend time on how to improve all which we do.

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