November is National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo). This post is part of my post-a-day challenge. I have picked a theme for the challenge: song titles. These songs have been featured on live albums from KEXP (an awesome alternative radio station in Seattle), so at a minimum you will hear some great music.
I love being around young folks. In many cases, people younger than me push me with new ways of thinking and they tend to be more receptive to change. I love the optimism associated with those who are just starting out in their careers, or with my children, just starting out in life.
I want to say to them “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.”
The other aspect of young folks that I appreciate is that they need me. They may not always know that (especially my kids), but I have real life experience to share. I can contribute to their advancement in real and meaningful ways.
I want to be known as someone who cares about developing young folks. I have had (and continue to have) many people in my life who spend time mentoring me. I want others to count on me in the same way.
Surround yourself with young folks. Watch them push you and give back where you can.