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Create a wiser society by planting a Walnut tree,
This review is from: To Plant a Walnut Tree: How To Create a Fruitful Legacy By Using Your Experience (Paperback)
Planting a Walnut tree is the most unselfish act - because you will probably not live to experience the fruit yourself. This is Trevor's metaphor for the greater good actions of an elder. This is a book about Eldership that recognises how easy it is to just grow old and irrelevant in today's western society. He challenges us to develop wise eldership in order to leave a legacy for the future. Elders are wise altruistic individuals who contribute their experience and judgement freely to support a better future.
I have been researching wisdom in order to encourage people to develop wisdom. This book took my understanding to a different level. The concept of `grass roots' elders in every community is new and exciting; I am just as excited about the journey to eldership that Trevor unfolds in this book. I have been using the neuro-physical aspect of developing wisdom; this book explores the social and spiritual aspects. Together, they can develop eldership.
I have no doubt that we need more elders and less elderly in every society - especially as the ageing population bulge is upon us. The question is will we develop into elders? The alternative to a wiser society is ego centred short term opportunism; does that sound familiar?
Personally, I will be working hard to develop as much wisdom as possible - in myself and also by giving awareness and guidance to others. There is no need to have reached the state of elder to be able to recognise and value it; Trevor's book is a humble story about that quest. I advise you to read this book and spread the word.
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