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Are You Part of My Tribe?

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What's my tribe? That's a good question. I'm not sure anymore who or what is part of my tribe or cohort group or whatever because I belong to sell many. I have so many different types of friends, acquaintances, and people I just come in contact with. I've always had different groups that I "hang with"  and do things with.  This seems to be true even online where I hang out in groups with very different kinds of people. 

So who is my tribe? Who's in my tribe? I guess anyone who feels that their part of the puzzle of life and the puzzle's solution[s]. People who help each other figure out what's going on in life people who help provide solutions to life's puzzles. You - my tribe - inspire me because you are elderly active engaged with the world and still making changes in your life add in the world around you. But because of the lives we lead we rarely meet and we almost do not ever talk to each other unless I know you personally. We just aren't found in large groups anywhere anymore. 

In fact, more than half of us are not using social media. So I am not about to find a group of tribe members online who are quite my age. On the other hand, I have a lot of online friends who are younger and that's fine because we are all doing the same thing and age does not matter. 

But for my long-term project of wanting to look at healthy aging, I am going to have to find people around my age who may or may not be online. But I hope that those of the younger cohorts who are online will be able to put me in touch with people my age so I can interview them for my aging project. 

Who knows?
Maybe I can get them to be active online and then we can have a real tribe of us elders.

Comments? Thoughts? Thank you!!

About the Author Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.

Hi there. I'm a 75+-year-old who is still very engaged with the world; as we all should be - at any age! I create courses and books that help people keep on learning, living, and having fun. I believe that you are in charge of your life - not me or anyone else. What I do is offer information so that you can make intelligent choices for you!

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