Moore to the Point – Incredible Shrinking Leaders

Remember how when you were little, people in their forties and fifties seemed old, and people in their sixties and seventies seemed ancient? And then, as you got older, that shifted. Now, those formerly old people are contemporaries, and people in their twenties seem like babies.

I don’t know if I favor max age limits for holding elected office, but I can’t dismiss the notion out of hand. The news is replete lately with instances of people who’ve rightly earned the chance to retire and relax a bit, seemingly clinging to power with a death grip as their own energy diminishes. It’s understandable, but it’s a terrible disservice, both to their constituents and to the officials themselves.


Maybe we all need to do a better job of learning how – and when – to let go.

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