To me, it’s a sad sight to be in one of those social circles where everyone is up in years and hanging around almost exclusively with people their own age. Don’t get me wrong. As I approach (some would say landed in) old-fogiedom, I enjoy the company of friends my own age more than any others. We share similar life experiences and, increasingly, aches and pains.
The down side is that we old-timers tend to be set in our ways. Viewpoints and habits forged over an extended lifetime are hard to change. It’s refreshing to be around generations that look more to the future than the past, and whose conversations aren’t overly studded with medical matters.
With that mindset, I volunteered to leap as a fish out of water to a small town that needs no introduction to our industry, Kohler, WI, to attend the annual ASA Young Executives Spring Forum, held May 23-25. A review of what went on there appears here. Here are some additional observations more suitable for an opinion column than straightforward reporting.