As a millennial, I heard the same advice repeatedly during my senior year of college: “Live with your parents for a couple of years while you figure out what you want to do next, and save money.” I knew that wouldn’t be a long-term option for me. My dad and I are close and I […]
Some people may not be discriminatory at heart, but old habits die hard. Unfortunately, offensive language and implications are cultural habits most people acquire without realizing it. Some of these scenarios are what I like to call Accidental ‘-isms.’ But you have the power to shape your conversations. So here are some of my ideas for confronting your next Accidental ‘-ism.’
It’s so tempting to boil aging down into some bleak list of things you can’t do any more. It’s weird how quickly we adjust to and accept the daily paring away of our physical prowess. But that youthful self is still vibrant within me, and I’m working to bring the essence of him forward in some form, a gift to the old man I’ll become in fifteen years or so.