Old Anima
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Lifelong Working Welcome to the Lifelong Working section of Old Anima. When you do the commonly practiced life review during your older adult years, the number and quality of jobs listed on your life’s resume comes into clear view. After all, unless you have been raised in a very privileged world, at least one-third of your life is spent working. And most of those hours are typically not the most enjoyable hours of your life, unless you are one of the lucky indivduals who found a job that did not feel like a job because it was doing something you truly loved to do day-in and day-out. The very first job I held was shining my Dad’s shoes, once a week for 25 cents. He would inspect my work closely and send me back to do a better job, until I finally perfected the art of shining shoes. From that job I progressed to being a paper boy at around the age of 12, a lost art today. In my day, we had to knock on people’s doors each Friday to collect the weekly newspaper subscription fee. I remember it being $1.25 for the entire week, and it was a highly educational experience to see the way people lived in their inner sanctums. I wrote an essay about that long- lost youthful work experience published on medium. I’ve lost count of how many jobs I have held over my lifetime. They range from dishwasher, waiter, bartender, and pizza deliver guy, to silk screener, trophy maker, salesman, hotel desk clerk, copywriter, marketing guy, advertising executive, writing tutor, and editor, to newspaper journalist, English teacher, and independent publisher. There were a bunch of jobs in between, such as bus boy, sandwich maker, house painter, ditch digger, and window washer. Four primary sections related to the world of work are featured: Entrepreneurism, Jobs, The Nomad Economy, & Articles about Older Adult Work. Overall, when talking about older adults, we take the approach that many of us will never stop working as long as our health allows us to keep on keeping on. Retirement is either not an option, out of necessity, or it is not a desired option. We are a class of older adults who are “still swinging the bat,” contributing greatly to the socio-economic landscape, providing wisdom and benefits for the greater good. We have not stopped and have no plans to stop anytime soon.
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” - James Cash Penny
Old Anima
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“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penny
Lifelong Working Welcome to the Lifelong Working section of Old Anima. When you do the commonly practiced life review during your older adult years, the number and quality of jobs listed on your life’s resume comes into clear view. After all, unless you have been raised in a very privileged world, at least one-third of your life is spent working. And most of those hours are typically not the most enjoyable hours of your life, unless you are one of the lucky indivduals who found a job that did not feel like a job because it was doing something you truly loved to do day-in and day-out. The very first job I held was shining my Dad’s shoes, once a week for 25 cents. He would inspect my work closely and send me back to do a better job, until I finally perfected the art of shining shoes. From that job I progressed to being a paper boy at around the age of 12, a lost art today. In my day, we had to knock on people’s doors each Friday to collect the weekly newspaper subscription fee. I remember it being $1.25 for the entire week, and it was a highly educational experience to see the way people lived in their inner sanctums. I wrote an essay about that long- lost youthful work experience published on medium. I’ve lost count of how many jobs I have held over my lifetime. They range from dishwasher, waiter, bartender, and pizza deliver guy, to silk screener, trophy maker, salesman, hotel desk clerk, copywriter, marketing guy, advertising executive, writing tutor, and editor, to newspaper journalist, English teacher, and independent publisher. There were a bunch of jobs in between, such as bus boy, sandwich maker, house painter, ditch digger, and window washer. Four primary sections related to the world of work are featured: Entrepreneurism, Jobs, The Nomad Economy, & Articles about Older Adult Work. Overall, when talking about older adults, we take the approach that many of us will never stop working as long as our health allows us to keep on keeping on. Retirement is either not an option, out of necessity, or it is not a desired option. We are a class of older adults who are “still swinging the bat,” contributing greatly to the socio- economic landscape, providing wisdom and benefits for the greater good. We have not stopped and have no plans to stop anytime soon.