Are Older People Really Risk Averse? The Answer May Surprise You!
There is a well-established stereotype that the older we get the more risk averse we become. On one level, I can understand why this might be the case – when we are young, we have our whole lives to make up for our mistakes. As we get a little older, we simply have more to lose.
I really curious what you and the other women in our community think about this. Do you find yourself getting more risk-averse as you get a little older? Are there things that you did in your younger years that you wouldn’t date doing now because you fear the consequences?
From my perspective, I have seen firsthand how women over 60 are challenging the status quo and exploring their passions. I have also talked with hundreds of women our age who are starting businesses, selling their houses to travel around the world, retiring to exotic places and leaving damaging relationships.
Starting Sixty and Me was definitely a risk, but, on the whole I think that it’s paid off. When I look around at the thousands of women whose lives we have touched, I’m glad that our community exists.
Someone once said, “If you are not making mistakes, you’re not taking enough risks.” I honestly wonder whether this advice is still valid as we reach our 60s.
What do you think? Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions.
Do you think that we tend to get more risk averse as we age? Do you think that the stereotype that younger people are quicker to adopt new ideas and technologies has any truth to it? What risks have you personally taken in your 60s and what was the result?