Sunday, November 23, 2008
I just finished reading a book called From Age-ing to Sage-ing. It describes some of the new roles for older people including mentoring. The thesis is that older people have wisdom to share with the younger generations. I can’t put myself yet in the realm of someone with wisdom but I do know that I have enjoyed the role of mentor. Last school year I mentored an eighth grade student who was writing a young adult novel for a school project. We met periodically during the year to review his writing progress. I looked forward to reading the next parts of his book and seeing how the story was developing. This was a worthwhile project for both of us.