The Nice Podcast with Dave Delaney

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#49 Stopping ageism, age equity, and rethinking retirement with Ashton Applewhite

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Ashton Applewhite is an internationally recognized expert on ageism; she is at the forefront of the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it. Check out her acclaimed book, This Chair Rocks. A Manifesto Against Ageism.

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What we talked about…

  • Speaking truth to power.
  • The idea of retirement is obsolete in a world of longer lives.
  • The number one reason people love their jobs is their connection to others.
  • The Spanish word for retirement is Jubilación which means jubilation.
  • In Japan, there’s a special word for your 60th birthday – Kanreki.
  • Being called old is only insulting in a world where it is an insult. Ageism is any judgment based on age, too young as well.
  • Physical function is not about age; it’s about ability.
  • The only two bad things about aging are that some parts of your body will fall apart, and people you love will die.
  • Ashton Applewhite’s TED talk, Let’s End Ageism, has nearly two million views.
  • Asking for help is especially shameful to men.
  • Send in questions to “Yo, is this ageist?
  • My adventure in Iqaluit.
  • Age equity and Age transparency.
  • We can’t challenge bias unless we are aware of it.
  • Experience is not a liability. It’s an asset.
  • Age bias in corporations is a disadvantage that affects everyone.
  • My interview with Ronni Bennet. Check out
  • READ A Natural History and Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett.
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