The geeks and geezers syndrome refers to the following, fascinating, cultural phenomenon:
The most likely demographic to be engaged in personal development work are people in their late teens and early-to-mid twenties and people approaching their 60s and older.
The period in between — the adult doldrums — tends to be characterized by much less of a focus on personal growth and transformation. Apparently, people just stop growing. At least in a focused intentional way.
You tell me.
I bet it has something to do with our culture of 9-to-5.
If you are of any age and intentionally engaged in your own personal development and evolution — but especially if you’re in your 30s or 40s — my hat’s off to you.
(If you’re in this last group, I’d like to hear from you. Why is it different for you? What is it like? What are the mindsets you’ve had to adopt?)
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