After a work career gaining valuable experience, skills, and connections, would you like to do something significant to make the world better, but don’t know how to go about realizing your vision?
Are you frustrated that the reality of your kids and grandchildren is fraught with danger, inequality, a hurting planet, racism, sexism, and so much more– and you feel pulled to do something about it now that you have accumulated so many skills and insights?
Are you feeling you could walk further on your spiritual journey—through reading, contemplation, meditation, through discerning your personal values?
Do you feel your faith calling you to work toward social justice, but you’re not sure where or how to begin?
Many older adults are asking themselves these questions as they approach the so-called “retirement” stage of life. Some know more about what they don’t want than what they do want to do. Others are fearful of making life changes that could turn out poorly if they are not well considered.
And still, others have a gnawing sense they haven’t fulfilled the dreams they harbor inside and that they want to do something more for their family, their friends, and their community. They can’t get away from the profound realization that the world needs more fairness, more kindness, more social justice. But how do you think about this moment of transition in your life? How do you plan for a profoundly different future, one that you laid the foundation for during your life so far?