When I read this post, I was struck by the soundness of advice for all ages. If everyone tried following these rules, it might make communities and workplaces much better and healthier places. The word health and heal share a common root with the word whole. We can heal and make whole our communities when we follow the Golden Rule which is essentially what this is.
I once had a boss tell me that had she known I was 20 years old when she hired me, I would have never gotten the job.
But if you know me and/or if you’ve read my writing, you know that I’m a huge proponent of the fact that age has zero to do with success and potential.
I’m sure that there are plenty of really really uber-smart 16 year olds who can do my job better than I can. So age, therefore, should have nothing to do with the hiring process.
Despite my strong opinion on this subject, let’s face it… ageism exists. People who are older have to deal with it and those of us fresh out of college have to deal with it too.
It’s not fun.
Some people don’t think we’re capable of much. Some people really underestimate our ability.
So here are some things that we…
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