"Notes" of An Elder

True learning begins with unlearning.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.


  • Become good at what you don't know but need to know.

  • True learning begins with unlearning.

  • Love does not keep score.

  • If you want to get smarter, constantly ask why?

  • Goal: Become a better listener. Be a much more open-minded thinker.

  • Start and keep a learning journal.

  • The only person who is educated is the person who has learned how to learn.


New Needs

  • New Mindset

  • New behavior

  • New Processes

  • New Beliefs


  • Help people feel successful.

  • Life is about choice, meaning, and purpose.

  • Where there is a good and a better, there must be a best.

  • Failure is an opportunity to learn.

  • Who we are is not who we have to be.

  • Don't become defensive when someone disagrees with you.

  • Find new and different ways to do what we have been doing all along.

  • Every time you try something new, you learn something new —  build on it.


Magic Question

What good shall I do today?