Creativity Doesn’t Decline With Age

You know the pernicious and widely accepted stereotype that people in the second half of life aren’t creative. Experienced workers are set in their ways, reluctant to learn new skills, unwilling to embrace new technologies and new ways of doing business—or so we’re told.

A major theme of my book Purpose and a Paycheck is that these negative stereotypes are wrong, really wrong. The evidence is overwhelming that creativity and inventiveness don’t fade with the accumulation of birthdays. The creative impulse often improves with time and experience, not just in the arts but in the skilled trades, the professions and other occupations.

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