I have to write about Ageism For decades – even I knew there was a word for it.
Apparently, I was behind the curve. Ageism was created in 1969. You were really nineteen then. I do not think so. Maybe I was. I thought people were nice or stupid no matter what. The reasons were not based on age. My heroes and villains were young and old.
Someone sent me an email when I was forty-eight or so (I had one Blog about baby boomers) A colleague was in the advertising business and said he was fired because he was in his fifties. I laughed. He must have been fired because he was a fool.
I was fifty then.
That was twenty years ago.
I stumbled recently A post in LinkedIn:
VP, Head of Digital Innovation and Integrated Media
I’ve gotten a lot of messages from people saying that # anything has anything to do with age ৷ I will be 42 and 43 in December – there, I said it. Which # seemingly means I’m #fake and #not obsessed with our #industry (and other industries) #youth and #pop culture. I don’t care if you are 50, 60, 70, 80 or more. Just like I don’t care if you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s. If you are #smart, #intelligent and can understand your surroundings with a high #prixal and # logical perspective, I am your biggest fan and you are definitely part of my #team. That’s it. Other than that, I can’t really give a% #%!
Alley, gee … he’s just a kid!
(Oops! Am I showing my opposite age?)
Over forty and you’re over. If this trend continues, by 2030 all advertising agencies will be staffed by people between the ages of five and eleven.
Because once you’re twelve, you’re through.