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Elder Wisdom Circle

Practical wisdom, wisdom concerning relationships and other aspects of day-to-day life, tends to develop gradually over time as individuals run life experiments, discover what works (and what doesn't), and observe the behavior of others. In traditional societies, people with much life experience - the Elders - were respected as repositories of this kind of wisdom, and younger people sought their counsel. The Elder Wisdom Circle brings this activity into the 21st century. It is a free internet-based service "providing practical advice and guidance from empathetic volunteer seniors.... To become an Elder one must be at least 60 years of age, complete an application and screening process. Elders participate individually from their home computers or as part of a collective group at locations such as an assisted living community." For more information about becoming an Elder or an Advice Seeker, visit The Elder Wisdom Circle Web site at