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Deep Caring XXV: Generativity Four—The Satisfaction of Civic Engagement

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 Many Senior Sages derive their most meaning and satisfaction from brick and mortar improvements in the community:

The most satisfying was in being successful in finding land and a building and purchasing it without having the community being totally up at arms about the location. Also, obtaining grants and working with homeless families and seeing life changes in them have been very meaningful. Some of these families were totally out on the street, and the impacts on their children were horrible. So much of homelessness is caused by drugs. It has been a total education for me.

Whether working in partnership with their favored organization’s executive director or collaboratively with others, many Senior Sages derive great satisfaction from teamwork:

What is most satisfying for me is when something gets accomplished and people start becoming engaged, see the potential, and get excited. That’s fun.

 And some Senior Sage leaders get personal satisfaction from the deserved recognition that others receive (a lovely blend of Generativity Three and Four):

One of the most satisfying results is to bring recognition to the many law enforcement and fire services people who don’t get acknowledged for what they do to keep us safe. We serve an important role in letting the public know how fortunate we are to have such dedicated people protecting us.

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