Octogenarian Blog #3
As I mentioned before, I’m intrigued by WHY some people re-invent themselves in their eighties, or continue doing something they’re excited about, long after most people have retired. Why do these people continue to be driven to exceed at something? What is the difference between them and others? Is it in there genetic makeup? Are they molded by their experiences? Is it influenced by their family or friends? Does it run in families? Could it have been influenced by their occupation? Or maybe by their work surroundings?
In my case, I think it was a combination of things. In high school I was semi-popular, but certainly not an achiever either in the classroom or in sports. I was never particularly ambitious in any direction, in College I followed the course of least resistance. Eventually I was drafted by New York Life Insurance Company and embarked on a career as an agent. I think that’s where my thinking started changing for a number of reasons. I was introduced into a competitive society. More later.