With each year, I find the lines between what I think is old and what I used to think of as old get more and more blurry. I’m more than double the age I was when I graduated from college, and every time I let myself calculate the math on that factoid it turns another brown hair white.
But one thing I know for sure is that chatting with people a generation or two younger (and now there is more than one generation younger!) or a generation or two older than I am always reminds me that there are many different perspectives out there. I don’t have to agree with them, but it’s important to at least know they are out there. And to hear the conviction and passion behind some of these perspectives.
For some reason, the Turkey-centered holiday is the one that gets all the “family drama” attention. So, I challenge everyone this Thanksgiving weekend to have a real conversation – not a coddling or humoring exchange – with someone of a different generation. Learn from someone, and also teach someone – and enjoy it.