October 20, 2008
The Wisdom Project

Steve reminds us that when we approach a Saturnian or Capricornian season, we are faced with two choices about aging -- to become graceful, integrated, vivacious elders, with Wisdom that either benefits or delights others -- or to become bitter, complaining, and negative old sourpusses.

Andrew Zuckerman, 30, has just released the Wisdom project, where he filmed a collection of 51 of the world's most respected seniors speaking about wisdom. He envisioned it as an opportunity for Global Elders to communicate to the Global Village. It's a snapshot, but also an aesthetic view, and a wonderful elevation of elderhood in the modern collective.

Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, the Wisdom project, produced with cooperation from Archibishop Desmond Tutu, seeks to create a record of a multicultural group of people who have all made their mark on the world. The comprehensive portrayal of such a profound and global group is an index of extraordinary perspectives.

How It Was Made (below) has more of the motivations and interactions with the esteemed elders in the project.

I hope you find this interesting and enjoyable.
Love,


Vinessa • 06:30 PM •

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