From Diapers to Depends: The Intervals In Between

“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.”
Salvador Dali

This project proposes to seek answers to specific questions from subjects at intervals; i.e. 4 to 6 years; 13-15 years; 27-30 years; 45-47 years; 58-60 years and then those between 70 to 100 years of age.

The research methodology will be quantitative; there will be a set of open-ended questions and then one on one interviews, if possible.

The significance of the study will be to verify if indeed the mind grows significantly in wisdom between the intervals.

Wisdom will be identified by looking at past and current philosophers and how they defined a wise person.

There is no budget. Persons who wish to participate please respond to this post. This may be the FIRST research study completed totally online if there are enough participants. Each person will be assigned a random number and only I will know who they are. I would hope that your grandchildren, children, and you, if you fall into one of the categories or if your grandparents or parents are over 70 and would answer the questions would participate.

After this post, the participants will respond to an email address; not on this blog. However, the results will be written up and shared on this blog.

Collaborator: None at the present time. If you have a degree in Psychology, Philosophy or Social Work or think you would be a good collaborator, please drop a note to:

If you are interested in this project, perhaps you would feel better emailing me at:

P.S. The University of Chicago is involved with a wisdom project. I know all of the folk are writing more scholarly papers than what I am proposing, however, I still feel this has some merit.


7 thoughts on “From Diapers to Depends: The Intervals In Between

    1. Just questions…plus you can help recruit, choose the questions, and contribute to the body of knowledge on Wisdom. You and newspaper husband could have the exclusive announcement!
      I have been in this alone for too long now so I am revising and revisiting everything.


      1. I think I’ll decline the recruiting for now but would LOVE to answer questions. Will write a bunch of answers. And will truly look forward to see how you put the answers together into some coherency!


  1. Hope to have the first round together sometime in June. Thank you for agreeing to participate. You will get the questions by email. Your name will not be released or known. I am treating this as a dissertation and following all the rules.


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