Embracing the Power of Age: How Experience Becomes Your Superpower – Dottie Herman

Embracing the Power of Age: How Experience Becomes Your Superpower

Embracing the Power of Age: How Experience Becomes Your Superpower

Recently I was featured in FORBES 50 OVER 50: 2023 alongside some very remarkable women including Kathy Ireland, who is also an executive producer on our documentary, Anxious Nation.   It was an honor to be featured with a group of women that are entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and artists!  These women have made it crystal clear that anything is possible at any age!  I would like to congratulate each woman on this list and let them know I am truly inspired by each of their stories.

It made me think about age. In a world that often glorifies youth and vitality, it’s easy to overlook the incredible superpower that comes with age. While society may place emphasis on the vigor of youth, the truth is that every stage of life brings its own unique strengths, and aging is no exception. In fact, age can be your superpower, bringing wisdom, experience, and a deeper understanding of life’s complexities.

One of the most remarkable aspects of aging is the wealth of experience accumulated over the years. From personal successes to navigating challenges, each moment lived adds to the reservoir of knowledge that shapes your perspective. This reservoir becomes your superpower, allowing you to approach situations with a level of wisdom that only time can bestow. Your past triumphs and tribulations become valuable tools in your problem-solving kit, enabling you to make more informed decisions and offer insightful advice to others.

Moreover, age often comes with an increased sense of self-assuredness. The trials and triumphs you’ve faced throughout life cultivate a sense of self-confidence that is hard to replicate in younger years. You’re more comfortable in your own skin, better equipped to embrace your strengths, and more accepting of your limitations. This confidence can be a driving force to pursue new endeavors, take calculated risks, and seize opportunities that might have felt daunting in the past.

Connection and empathy are other superpowers that age brings. Having witnessed the ebb and flow of life’s experiences, you develop a deeper understanding of human emotions and motivations. This empathy becomes a tool to connect with others on a profound level, offering solace, advice, and a listening ear. Your ability to relate to a wide range of people can bridge generational gaps and inspire meaningful conversations that transcend age differences.

As you age, your priorities often shift, allowing you to focus on what truly matters. Material pursuits might take a backseat to cherished relationships, personal growth, and leaving a positive impact on the world. This shift in focus can lead to a renewed sense of purpose, driving you to contribute to your community, mentor younger generations, or embark on passion projects that align with your values.

In essence, age is not a limitation; it’s a superpower waiting to be embraced. It brings forth wisdom, confidence, empathy, and a renewed sense of purpose. So, as the years advance, remember that you’re not just growing older; you’re growing wiser and more powerful with each passing day. Your age is a badge of honor, a testament to the incredible journey you’ve undertaken, and a reminder that your superpower lies within the unique tapestry of your experiences.


  1. Evangeline Balaskas says:

    Absolutely beautifully written piece and very very true!

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