6. Pursue Personal Growth and Learning
Education is a process of living, not a preparation for living.—John Dewey
Myth: Boomers Have Difficulty Learning and Changing
When retirement was the expected next step in life after age 60, there was little impetus for learning and development, unless it was oriented toward bridge, golf, or other leisure pursuits. Today, boomers face a wide range of work and leisure opportunities extending 20–30 years into their future. To take advantage of these opportunities, boomers must continuously reassess their goals and keep their knowledge and skills current.
Educational resources have been traditionally concentrated on the young in order to prepare them for work and careers. Employers continue ...