|How Baby Boomers Think|
In an article titled, "How Baby Boomers Think", from the comingofage.com website, the following eight points were listed regarding how our minds change as we mature. Points 1 through 8 are from the article and the questions are mine. How would you answer them?
Eight Progressive Changes in How Older Minds Process Informaton:
1. Less reliance on reason to determine what is of interest, and more on intuition (which is cued by emotional responses).
How do you determine if something is of interest to you?
2. First impressions (which are always emotionally based) are more durable and more difficult to reverse than for younger adults.
What kind of first impression do you make on people?
3. After a matter qualifies for interest and further attention, baby boomers tend to want more information than do younger consumers.
If you were interested in a new opportunity for ministry, what additional information would be important to you?
4. Decreasing speed in rational processing of objective information.
Think of a time when information seemed to be coming too fast. What was it and why did it feel too fast?
5. More resistant to absolute propositions.
What kind of presentations create a feeling of resistance in you?
6. More sensitive to metaphorical meanings, nuances and subtleties.
Reflect on a TV commercial that you enjoyed, regardless of the product. What made it enjoyable?
7. More receptive to narrative-styled presentations of information, less responsive to information presented in expository style.
What would have the greatest impact on your thinking, a "story" or "the plain facts?"
8. Perceptions are more holistic.
If you were asked to participate in a new ministry initiative, would you mostly consider how it would affect your whole life, or how your skill-set might be used?
The purpose of including this article and the questions was to help us know ourselves a little better and thereby sharpen our thought processes as we seek ways to invest our lives for our Lord.