Reversing the logic

Because we get old we slow down and have to be less active.

When we get into our 70’s we aren’t able to ride skateboards because we may fall.

People in the late stages of their life cannot balance on slack lines. 

Really?

Stephen Jepson walks a slackline in his 70's

 

 

 

 

 

The video below proves this logic is faulty.

As obvious as it sounds, being active is the best way to stay active.

Often we decide that because of an injury or some other reason, we need to slow down and take things easier as we get older.

This is contrary to what our bodies are made to do, which is to move. And continue moving well into old age. 

If you need more examples then look here, herehere and here

So why is this discourse of getting old and slowing down so common? The reason is that it is pervasive and to push against it is hard. It’s easier just to agree. 

The same is true for business. There are many experts with advice on what we should or could do. However, when the music stops, it is up us to decide how we stay in the game. The critics can watch on the side and say, ‘I told you so

 

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Author: Dale Williams

Dale is based in Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa from where he maintains connections with people all over the world through his portfolio life.