Embracing the Unknown: How Uncertainty Unlocks Wisdom in Our Later Years

Dec 14, 2023 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology, Uncategorized

The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, author interview series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by GoldCo and Shipstation.  This is the place where wisdom meets curiosity and experience meets the new, and we are all on this journey of exploration and insight. Today, we’re delving into a subject that touches all of us, especially as we age – the concept of uncertainty.

In an era where quick answers and certainty are often valued above all, our guest today challenges us to rethink this notion. We have with us Maggie Jackson, an acclaimed author whose new book, Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being UnsureNominated for a 2023 National Book Award, Maggie Jackson’s new book, Uncertain, has already garnered attention and praise. It’s a book that doesn’t just ask us to tolerate uncertainty but to embrace it, to see it as a source of wisdom, creativity, and resilience.

In our interview today, Maggie Jackson reveals how uncertainty can be especially relevant for us, the older adults who have navigated life’s many twists and turns. She argues that in the unpredictability and complexity of our times, there’s an unsung triumph in not always having a swift, sure answer, including the cost of clinging to a pretense of certainty.

That, of course, is our guest today, an award-winning NYT best-selling author reading from her new book,  Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure 

So, whether you’re facing changes in your personal life, adapting to the rapid pace of technology, or simply looking for a new perspective on the experiences you’ve gathered over the years, this episode offers a fresh, enlightening viewpoint.

Join us as we explore the uncharted territories of the mind with Maggie Jackson and uncover the hidden strengths in the spaces of not-knowing. Stay tuned, as this promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking conversation.

My thanks to our sponsors today, GoldCo and Shipstation. Please support our sponsors as they, in turn, support the show.  My thanks to award-winning NYT best-selling author Maggie Jackson, who generously read from her new book,  Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure. My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better©. The Not Old Better Show author interview series on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.