One-third of the American workforce is over 50 and over half of them say they’ve experienced ageism. It’s a global problem that can affect people worldwide, inspiring some writers and leaders in the media to call for more attention on ageist issues.
Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist with the Washington Post, The New York Times and USA Today. He wrote a book called Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old, in which he explored ageist stereotypes that sometimes can become a reality. Check out his thoughts on some of the things we’ve probably thought about doing ourselves, and how his book can help you embrace aging.