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Ageism - What is It, How to Identify It, and What to Do About It
Ageism is stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. We experience it any time someone assumes that we’re “too old” for something - a task, a relationship, even a haircut - instead of finding out who we are and what we’re really capable of. Or “too young,” as ageism cuts both ways. In our youth-obsessed society, however, the older groups certainly bear the brunt of it.
Like racism and sexism, ageism serves a social and economic purpose: to legitimize and sustain inequalities between groups. It’s not about how we look. It’s about how people in a position of power assign meaning to how we look.
In this discussion, we will define ageism, how to identify its subtle forms and, finally, what you can do about it. Buckle up, and prepare for a lively, on-camera and highly interactive discussion.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Marc Miller is the founder of Career Pivot, which helps those in the 2nd Half of Life design careers that they can grow into for the next 30 years. Marc authored the book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life published in September 2019. He is also the podcast host of the award-winning Repurpose Your Career Podcast.
Marc is a recovering engineer, a multipotentialite and a professional career changer as he has made six career pivots over the last 40+ years.
Marc and his wife, Lotus, became expats in June of 2018 when they moved to Ajijic, Mexico.
You can learn more about Marc, Career Pivot, the Repurpose Your Career podcast and their journey to becoming expats by visiting https://careerpivot.com/.
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