Human beings are living longer.

We are walking further along the highway of life's experiences than any prior generation - and yet, we don't seem to have learned from our mistakes for our kids to listen to and learn from.

The onset of elderhood or, in the Māori world, toward the status of kaumātua, is something that becomes very real as you knock on the door of becoming old - as I am doing right now with the Winston Gold Card waving in front of me like a just arrived stamp in my passport to the other side of life.

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