The Superpowers of Aging with Mark Monchek

Nov 29, 2023


No matter what stage of life you’re in, aging is a part of it in one way or another. It’s an inevitable process and, despite what the beauty industry tries to sell us, an irreversible one. We can’t stop aging, but as we discover in today’s episode with Opportunity Lab’s Mark Monchek, there are ways to control how we age.

Join us as we investigate some of the superpowers of aging and discuss how we can influence our perceptions of growing older. From embracing technology to finding purpose beyond our work environments, taking joy in physical activity, staying curious, rejecting cultural stereotypes, and more, there are various strategies that you can implement to shift ageist attitudes.

We also share some fascinating resources, recommended reads, and our personal takes on what it means to “age well.” You won’t want to miss this conversation with author, keynote speaker, thought leader, and culture of opportunity strategist, Mark Monchek!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Technology as the great generational divider and its impact on our perspective of aging.
  • How our perception of aging can be influenced by the company we keep.
  • The importance of being willing to adapt and embrace change.
  • Boomers, Zoomers, Gen Z, and more: why we need to stop talking about generations.
  • Superpowers of aging, including accepting death and finding purpose.
  • The shifting prioritization of place and how it’s influenced by class, culture, and education.
  • Why cooperation, collaboration, communication, and compromise are so valuable.
  • How staying active (and enjoying movement) will help you live a happier, healthier life.
  • The role that wisdom, self-awareness, and curiosity play in our ability to “age well.”
  • Stay tuned for our next episode with Mark, which explores the fear of death!

 

Transcript: Here

Additional Resources:

Opportunity Lab: https://opplab.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmonchek/

X: https://twitter.com/MarkMonchek

Links Mentioned:

‘All the generational stereotypes are wrong, except that big one’: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/all-the-generational-stereotypes-are-wrong-except-that-big-one

Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents―and What They Mean for America’s Futurehttps://www.amazon.com//dp/1982181613

‘It’s Time to Stop Talking About ‘Generations’’: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/18/its-time-to-stop-talking-about-generations

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