I’ve just been re-reading,
‘Bits of me are falling apart’, William Lieth, Bloomsbury Publishers, London 2008.
In it he writes about the general confusion between time and change.
This is how I would describe the time and change confusion:
So, let’s say, time was invented by the Egyptians about 1500 BC. Then all through the ages our understanding and definitions of it changed and like so many concepts that started off in science or engineering, the everyday meaning became a generalised term that was then used to cover a multitude of disconnected things.
We came up with phrases like:
“Timing is everything”; “Time changes everything”; “It’s her time of life”; “Time flies”;
“You don’t have time”.
And then with thanks to Einstein, we now accept that ‘time’ is a human construct that we use to explain change. Unfortunately, as with most generalizations, most of the time we’re looking at ‘the-wrong-end-of-the-stick’.
Which means, we started off with time then developed chronology and now we use these terms to generalize about human change. But it’s CHANGE that’s important.
Now we have: prenatal, infanthood, childhood, young-adulthood and old. Through scientific and medical research, we know something about the first 4 categories, but what about the three-letter word at the end of the last sentence?
The problem is, if you’re part of, or anywhere near the ‘Boomer generations’ what you’ve been hearing for most of your life is: ‘don’t get old’, ‘do what you can to look as young as possible’, ‘after 40 it’s all downhill to frailty and dementia’.
Well, in vivusclub.com, we’re going to look in detail at the changes that have occurred in us, physically and mentally. We’re going to talk about them, laugh about them, commiserate with each other about them and record them so that people moving into ‘old age’ will have a positive and constructive account of what to expect as they move from decade to decade.
We help each other to own our age so we can leverage our accrued business and life experience to cultivate an international network for establishing our individual and collective entrepreneurial development.
Come and join us.
We’re all new at this ageing thing.
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