We are all ageist – what to do about it? with Miriam Van Groen
The broadcast streamed live on January 27th 2017
Find specific moments of the conversation here:
00:00 Introductions and mechanics
04:38 When do we become aware of ageing and ageism. Where to start?
06:15 Personal memories, of her grandmother, “sharing” ages, “young” integralists at 40
09:50 Do young people today reach some “wisdom” earlier than we did?
11:24 Were those “compliments” ageist? Annoying!
12:15 Ageing awareness comes early. (about 27?)
13:00 Comparing our progress with others declines.
14:35 “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, age doesn’t matter.” Twain
15.00 The long term ageing study by Harvard
17:38 Changing feelings with age about people of other ages!
19:13 How did you, Miriam, find out about your Ageism? Knowing yourself.
21:45 Circling, what is it?
24:50 Circling considerations re: ageing, what we grow up with, resistance to change
29:40 Checking makes the difference between projection and imagination!
30:30 Questions from viewers, then she asks about us in the context of Circling.
32:18 Mark and Heidi confess painful personal experiences of Ageism.
36:00 “The Happiness Project” which included centenarians to talk to.
38:00 importance of purpose, of something meaningful to do. What to do?
40:00 The need to self-author after earlier life roles are completed. How to age!
42:16 Miriam poses to us a “circling” question. Finish this question to Miriam, “As a 35 year old, I imagine you are…” And we reply…
45:00 Heidi asks if in Circling one shares the impact of response. Increasing connection
47:55 With whom does Circling best work? Those who have done personal work, SDi
49:55 Importance of being non-judgemental in Circling, if not generally.
51:28 Mark asks about the burn-out mentioned in the introduction. Miriam explains…
54:33 The recovering Perfectionist and what she learned
57:28 Burnout has no age limits, neither higher nor lower.
58:48 Comments from watchers, final words, thank you’s, invitations to the after-show chat, good-byes, how to reach Miriam.