I am deeply touched with all the wishes who are addressed at the occasion of the 65th anniversary of my birthday today. I am in California, far from family, and feel quitre sorry for many of you.
Now about this birthday, I want to tell friend and foe – do I have foes? Maybe those that stick to past glory and power, fed by the benefits of vested interests benefits, fearfull of change by remaining stuck in a fixed non-learning mindset – I want to tell my friends and my foes not to discount me, and not to rank me amongst the “pensioners”.
Personally I consider mly 65th birthday as a sysmolic platform from which I can enhance and widen and weave together the scope of my work and life, and hopefully increase my (positive) impact on you my friends and on the World my dear grandchildren, and all the grandchildren in the World, will find.
I believe my generation is responsible for much of the toil that is happening right now, much of the risks many see for the future. I believe Optimism and Belief in Human Nature and Potential , in Human Systems Intelligence in short. And here I want to bring forward Esa and Raïmo, whose paradigm changing work and research remains central to my vision of hope and posisibility. For those interested follow http://ow.ly/52zU1 , for a short introduction of ideas who are so key to my thinking, hope and beliefs.
I’ve written my commitment to all of you, my partners, from whatever walks of life, in whatever capacity of relationship, on this blog, see http://ow.ly/52z8I.
It is not pension age that will hold me back, on the contrary.