I believe I have finally figured out why we slow down as we grow older.
As we grow older, we gain more knowledge, we know more, and we can think more clearly. We’ve been around the block once are twice, and because of that, we could do much better at tasks if we put our minds to them. It is only fair that we are slowed down a little, just to give the newer generations who are coming up after us a fighting chance.
We need to give the youngsters a chance to practice making decisions. They should experience both succeeding and failure. And, young people need to know how to perform postmortem analysis on a project to see what went right and wrong. They need the ability to help others so it won’t be a strange concept when they grow older.
As we face the knowledge that change is always going to happen. We need to help them realize that the impossible will eventually, at some point, becomes inevitable. We do this because everyone needs to know how to handle the new technology and how it changes the landscape.
You cannot learn to fly until you give up the bicycle and put hands on the controls of the airplane. We need to give the next generations the control of their destinies while helping to make sure they don’t land in a tree. That is our mission in life as the older generation.