Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Does Age Quash Our Spirit of Adventure?

[15 August 2006 - All Things Considered] Robert Sapolsky, a distinguished neuroscientist in his 40s, had a young assistant who played different music every day, from Sonic Youth to Minnie Pearl. That made Sapolsky crazy -- and curious about why his aging ears still crave the music he loved in college. Is there a certain age when the typical American passes from the novelty stage to utter predictability? More

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  1. Just discovered your blog... this is a great post. I don't think age squashes that spirit of adventure, per se, but "experience" certainly discourages it. I teach an MBA class on Creativity, and my class had a great discussion about age and creativity early in the semester. The older we get, we can go in two directions. We either think we know more of the answers, or we realize how much there is out there that we don't know. Thanks for sharing this, and I look forward to reading more.