The older I get, the more conservative I seem to be. There are very definitely different attitudes and emotions associated with youth, aging, and elderly. The young are all about trying new things, embracing change, always in a hurry. the older are more comfortable with thinking things through, taking less risk, and slowing down. I’m not sure of these changing attitudes are a result of necessary life lessons, or if our society just has things tracked and stacked that way. In my experience, I still like to try new things and I still think change is good. But I like things less impulsive and more planned.
For some reason that I’ve just lately realized, a life that is based on a successful business model makes the most sense to me. Of course, finding that successful business model can be a challenge in itself. Look at all the high-profile companies that are struggling now – how do we decide which business is long-term successful and which ones will tumble and fall when the economy quivers? I don’t consider the stock market a good measure of that type of success. With more probing and critical eyes on Wall Street, I think we will find a lot more of the Bernie type of things has been going on for a long time.