Winning A Battle Does Not Mean Winning the War

As a matter of simple truth, aging is a process of dying. It can be rapid or slow. In my humble opinion, it is not a matter of genes but lifestyle. This is what I believe. None in my immediate family lived beyond 82, and here I am, heading towards 97, with good memory and recall. I also keep working and am productive with my writing, lecturing, and a bit of exercise.

I have aging issues that include going deaf and likely becoming blind in the not-too-distant future. There are undoubtedly other battles I will find myself fighting and, hopefully, will win, if only temporarily. Also, I remain fully cognizant that the time will come when the battles and the war with aging are over. Death will win; that is a matter of life itself.

I easily write about my battles, victories, and ultimate defeat. It is what I experience each day as the reality of living and dying surrounds me. I am supported and thankful by an honest-to-goodness community. Most of the one hundred fifty people living here contribute to what makes this s place the community it is. The leader and staff make this possible. Management is superb. I say that with my knowledge and experience regarding power, leadership, relationships, and dialogue.

I firmly believe my experience and knowledge are essential to share, which is why I still write and lecture. I’ll stop when I am stopped.   It’s my job.


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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