IGA033: Inter-Generational Learning – Finding Teachers in Strange Places


This episode delves into the concepts of Inter-Generational Learning (IGL). Inter-Generational Learning (IGL) is the oldest form of learning dating back to when the old taught the young how to create pictures on cave walls. Lee has recently had two intense experiences showing the immense value of IGL for both young and old. The telling of these experiences provides an educational and entertaining view of how Lee is “mixing it up” with the younger generations and what he (and they) are learning from the interactions. He starts off with his recent trip to Lake Placid, NY, where he meets up with an entirely different culture. The episode finishes with his considerations and ultimate signing up to be a member of a new gym where “kids” are training parkour skills. This episode will have you chuckling a bit, but more importantly, Lee hopes to inspire your own inter-generational experiences.

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This episode explores :

  • What younger people can teach us about getting older.
  • How to learn about getting older from the young.
  • Lee’s personal experiences engaging much younger people in his pursuit to understand life and aging.

Audio File Timestamps:

  • Lake Placid, NY trip descriptions – 6:14
  • Pivotal Parkour descriptions – 24:15
  • Winding Down (Reminders, Announcements) – 34:06

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  • Pictures from Lake Placid, NY Trip (2017) (click picture to enlarge)
  • Pivotal Parkour Website
  • If you are older than 50, you should have learned NOT to do this stuff. Kids are made of rubber. You are NOT.

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  1. Great episode Lee! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations and adventures for those couple days. You’ve got great insight and a good listening ear. We are all students and teachers to each other 🙂 Namaste’

    • Thanks for the feedback, Deb. It was fun learning from you. Hope you learned something from me. Hit me up on facebook if you ever find yourself in New Hampshire.

  2. It is so awesome to hear your perspective of your experiences here with us in the Adirondacks! We enjoyed having you here, and chatting about inter generational learning through play! I look forward seeing you again Lee!
    <3 Helene

  3. Thanks for playing with me Lee! It was such a pleasure to introduce you to all of my closest peeps, they really enjoyed their time with you and your mission in learning The Inner Game of Aging. Great podcast! I look forward to seeing you again in the future!

    • Hi Helene,
      You were the magic that brought that trip into existence, creating so many wonderful lessons for all of us. It’s been more than a month since I’ve returned and I am still on an emotional high from that trip. You and I will cross paths again, perhaps on the back of a motorcycle. Then you can see a bit of my world. Let’s keep watching each other on facebook.

  4. I finally found this great show! One of the best days ever…4 human beings, 21, 31, 51, and you~ great times and memorable moments! Ed really enjoyed his ‘fame’ that day!

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