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November 12th, 2015

Can We Make a Difference?

By Ron Nakamoto

This morning I was pondering the article below featuring well-known gerontologist Ken Dychtwald when I came across another article citing a UBS study that determined that 42% of wealthy investors fear being a burden to their children more than they fear being on life support or living in a nursing home http://thetrustadvisor.com/headlines/outlive-their-savings?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRolu6TKZKXonjHpfsX%2F4uopX7Hr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy3IAISNQ%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVQITq2tV7QNrKMF

It struck me that this fear – as well as other fears that our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world seems to incite – increases the amount of suffering and pain.

I’m reminded that a “mindset” is “an established set of attitudes held by someone; attitudes that determine a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.” (Webster’s Dictionary). It seems to me that a shift in the mindsets of Baby Boomers – i.e., to an Empowered Wealth Mindset – would ease this generation’s transition into the future that Dychtwald envisions.

Wouldn’t our focus on Gratitude, True Wealth, and Leadership make a difference? Wouldn’t our method of routines, habits, and character development make a difference? Wouldn’t our concepts of Treasury, traditions, and Narrative Wisdom make a difference?

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Originally shared by +Ron Nakamoto

The challenge…will be: How do we match our health span to our life span with the least amount of suffering or pain? Ken Dychtwald

Aging in America
Gerontologist Ken Dychtwald takes readers for a ride alongside an aging America, what it looks like today and what it means to our future.

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