Age & Wisdom — MediaCat Magazine’s October 2022 playlist

From The Boo Radleys to Bowie to Billie Eilish

Oscar Wilde said with age comes wisdom, but are we getting stupider? What’s the relationship between age and wisdom these days? We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘the more you learn the less you actually know’. Indeed, it feels like we have all the information we could want at our fingertips nowadays, yet arguably, we’re having more basic conversations than ever before.

Does humility play a part? There’s a phrase attributed to Socrates, ‘I know that I know nothing’, as in, only wise people can recognise their true ignorance. There’s also an argument that each generation is smarter than the last: if true, this makes Gen Z the smartest and most clued up of us all — which is perhaps reflected in their rejection of certain conventions that came before, and being the most activist generation in decades.

Age & Wisdom playlist — curated by MediaCat

This month our Editor decided to curate the playlist. We hope you like it.

Mike Piggott, Executive Editor at MediaCat Magazine

Mike is Exec. Editor at MediaCat Magazine. He joined in 2021, launched a podcast and began creating interesting marketing industry related content, with monthly themes such as 'Utopias and Dystopias', 'Hope and Kindness' and 'Side Quests'. Before that he was Editor at The Marketing Society (2013-2021), where he created and launched a bi-monthly publication and a podcast. He is also a street photographer, screenwriter, and film and TV blogger. He also once came second in a Creative Review competition to rewrite Trainspotting's famous 'choose life' speech.

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