By denting the GDP ageism is making us poorer

By denting the GDP ageism is making us poorer

Lecturer in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education at the University College of London, Domini Bingham is the author of Older Workforces: Re-imagining Later Life Learning, a brand new book just arrived in the bookstores. In her work, she details how our economy is closed in the double grip of an aging population and an ageist mentality. I found her work immediately captivating, because…

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We’re always aging, from the moment we’re born

We’re always aging, from the moment we’re born

Because I live in Thailand, I had a chance to meet with Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, a disciple of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah, one of Thailand’s most renowned Buddhist monks and meditation masters. I have to admit that, walking to the appointment, some afterthoughts came up and I began to question if what I was about to do was a good idea at all. Talking about aging with a Buddhist monk is quite a sticky situation…

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You can’t put the genie back into the bottle

You can’t put the genie back into the bottle

Author and activist, Ashton Applewhite has emerged as a leading spokesperson in the global movement against ageism. Her journey into the realm of the age-related discrimination began as a personal realization over a decade ago. Around age fifty-five, when she started a project about people over 80 in the workforce and learning about longevity, she was struck by the discrepancy between the way aging is depicted and the far more nuanced and positive reality. She began…

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What if Freud played a part in the discrimination against age?

What if Freud played a part in the discrimination against age?

Priya Ramasubban is an Indian producer, writer and director. She has shot for National Geographic, Discovery and History Channel. Recently, she crowdfunded almost one hundred thousand dollars and then raised more investments to enter into the “boys club of filmmaking” with “Chuskit”, a movie winner of the Amnesty International Award at the last edition of Giffoni Film Festival, in Italy (www.chuskit.com). 

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Reject self-imposed limitations

Reject self-imposed limitations

In a world of talkers, Stela Lupushor listens. In our conversation, I felt overwhelmed by a wave of attention. I believe she tapped also into this ability when she decided to give up the security of a corporate job - she led the HR Strategy and Social Analytics functions at IBM - to reimagine herself, her future and the future of work.

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