If you live long enough – without developing Alzheimer’s – you will probably take on a slightly different view of life. At some point it will become clear that there are more experiences and accomplishments in your past than there will be in your future. That’s one reason a lot of older folks relay stories and life lessons; we’d do well to listen.
It’s also one of the reasons grandchildren are so wonderful; you get to see and hold the future and maybe even change his or her diaper once in a while. I opined years ago that grandchildren come with Honorary PhDs in Astrophysics – because the grandparents can now pinpoint the exact Center of the Universe and even watch it traverse the living room. Astrophysics, indeed.
We recently had a unique opportunity to provide a glimpse into the future, from a different angle, that most people don’t get. It is especially meaningful if you personally built the economic vehicle that provided your retirement and will provide a similar soft landing for the 78 people or so that are currently in line behind you. Frank Stephenson, Skytech’s Founder and the man who took me and several others under his wing – and ultimately let us run his business – turns 80 years old this week…..