miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

Talking point: Growing up

This week's conversation topic touches on the topic of age and growing up. To support the discussion I came across a Telegraph online article informing about the upcoming broadcast of the documentary 7-Up, a Granada TV programme that started back in 1964 and which regularly features  the lives of 14 seven-year-old British children from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds. Every seven years the TV channel shows an episode with an update on the participants' lives.

What age would you like to be? Why?
What are typical interests/worries of people in their 20's, 40's, 60's?
What's the best age to do the following?
- get married
- have children
- go to university
- travel round the world
- retire

Do you feel happier as you get older?
Do you develop a stronger sense of purpose in life as you get older?
Do you feel your background has helped you or hindered you?
How have your life changed in the last seven years?
Would you be interested in appearing in a documentary series or reality show that featured your life changes every seven years? Why or Why not?
Do you think the idea of the Up Series is an interesting one?