Wisdom and Experience:

Wisdom and Experience in later life

One of the overarching themes emerging from the interviews that were conducted with the Bridge-IT participants was their reflection upon their life experiences and the knowledge they had accumulated. The participants provided tremendous insights into the evolution of our modern Irish society and commented on the changes they have witnessed in their life time, most for good and some for bad.

This section of the ageing exhibit is divided into two pages. The first page provides a discussion of the evolution of Irish society in the context of better educational opportunities which are now available to people. The second page focuses on the wisdom that has been achieved by the participants in their late life in relation to self understanding and development.