Do some of you remember when we children of the 60's used to say that nobody deserved to live past 30? Those of us that said that may now think that 80 is the new 30! Aging does change your perspective on many things. What about changing thinking about aging at an earlier age?
Should intergenerational communication training begin at younger ages? How about high school juniors and seniors? Might it help stop bullying? Should an Intro to Gerontology course be mandated for college undergraduates? An elective might be exchanged for the Gero course just to make things simple. It could be housed under the Business Department since four generations are working together in the workplace and don't know how to talk to one another. Working together might be just what the economy needs to get back into shape.
Understanding all of our diverse populations in the workplace and society is paramount to good business. Besides ethnicity, what about LGBT understanding in our aging populations through education at younger ages? Are we doing enough through education to keep our younger citizens from simply referring to our senior citizens as "overhead" referring to entitlements. Should we be calling them entitlements when we paid in for them through our own hard work? These are all questions to ask ourselves.
Should we vote yes on Propositions 30 and 38 for school funding? I say, "yes" since the schools are at breaking points. Education is key and voting for one or the other will only split the vote. Vote for both and only one will get utilized according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson at today's State Assembly Member Jerry Hill's Town Hall Meeting on Education in San Mateo. I usually "ride the fence" on politics but this is too important. There will be life for education after 30! And 38!
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