THE GENERATIONAL CONTRACT
From birth to death, our roles in relating to others change. And with that come inherent generational responsibilities that have existed across time and place; social contracts that have preserved our flourishing and thriving as a human race. They are a part of our human design and stem from an innate caring for our loved ones.
There is an arch to dependency which begins with total dependency as a newborn to self-sufficiency to dependence within old age. One sign of a healthy society can be recognized in their treatment and acknowledgment of elders.
In this day and age, senior loneliness has become rampant, while continued focus on productivity and peak performances have proven spiritually unsustainable.
Within this unit, we look at alternative models that are being implemented to restore the intergenerational contract and raise awareness around recognizing the profound impact of elders.