For many, turning 50 years of age is a huge milestone. Some of you may be years away, in either direction, but probably know someone who is nearly there. What does it “mean” to those fortunate enough to reach this age? The answers are diverse and multifaceted. Each person grapples with their changing minds, bodies and existential identities in their very own, unique way and it’s okay to talk about these things. That's just what we did . . .
Quirky personalities and offbeat topics converge at a listener supported radio station. Radio shows are hosted by a not-so-talented, but highly spirited, eclectic group of characters - all trying to get their message across to the listeners, that is, if they even have any!
A WEB-BASED VIDEO SERIES: OFFERING INSIGHT - NOT ANSWERS For as long as I can remember, I have found human behavior fascinating which has always moved me towards any body of knowledge that offers an explanation. For the last 13 years, I have been teaching college sociology classes – everything from research methods, human relations, death & dying, social problems and the family. The questions and discussions that ensue in each and every class have resulted in a lively dialogue about the human condition and our unending quest for new insights.
As you already know, the rigor of content in the academic world and the focus on conceptual mastery often leaves little room for application of this knowledge in the real world. That is that nature of this project - idontgetpeople.com - to help you look at the universal problem of trying to ‘get’ other people and learning that you, too, are not alone at this. Through this medium, I hope to provide new insights and stimulate new thinking and new strategic approaches to strengthening relationships and developing yourself!
I know there is no one answer and no secret formula for ‘getting’ people. The fact remains that people come and go, in and out of your life, for your entire life. People change. You change. The more understanding you have the better you feel - at least that's true for me! Additionally, coming to an understanding that you might never understand something is beneficial itself.
To get this project started, I want some "real life" reasons from "real life people" about why they feel that they too, just don't get people. I will then provide my personal take, mixing theoretical knowledgeable + worldly "everyday" humor to give you (and others hopefully) a fresh perspective. I repeat, this is not answers or advice because I firmly believe that you are your own best adviser!.