When it comes to human achievement, we tend to focus on the impressiveness of accomplishing something at a young age. Some of the most famous entrepreneurs and activists are of younger generations: Mark Zuckerburg, the creator of Facebook, became the world’s youngest billionaire at 24, and Greta Thunberg is making headlines as a climate activist at only 17. What we don’t hear about so much, is those who accomplish great feats in their later years. These people are here to show you that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
Sophocles was 89 when he wrote Oedipus at Colonus, one of his dramatic masterpieces.
Susan B. Anthony was past 80 when she formed the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.
At age 65, Colonel Sanders took his first Social security check, amounting to only $99, and his chicken recipe across the country until someone took a chance on him, and Kentucky Fried Chicken was born.
Ben Franklin was 70 when he signed the Declaration of Independence, and he did to retire form public service until he was in his mid 80s!
Peter Roget, the inventor of the Theseus, did not publish his book of synonyms and antonyms until age 73, and Noah Webster was 66 when he published his dictionary.
So there you have it! You are never too old or too young to accomplish something great! Here at Agape Senior Services Madison, if there is a goal you have yet to accomplish, we would love to be there to help you make your dreams come true.