How to thrive in a fast-changing world

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Those of us in middle age have felt the pace of our lives speed up as we’ve gotten older. But it wasn’t until I recently recorded my mother during her 94th birthday celebration that I appreciated just how concentrated the pace of change has been for someone in her 10th decade. “Everything changed so fast. But it was recently, not when I was young,” Mom said. “Everything from computers to printers to iPads. All that technology happened very fast, too much at once.”

Those words echoed a book I just read by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

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