Creativity and innovation are often seen as a monopoly of “the young”. Young persons are supposed to be naturally more prone to the novel simply because they are young. The main issue with that sort of assumption is that it is also frequently accompanied by the idea that older persons do not have the same “drive”, or even worst, cannot be innovative.
In this moving video from the New York Times, the awarded writer Norman Lear is the central point for a number of lessons about old age.
The video also captures another important problem: Read More »When Ageism Destroys Creativity