Life experience is a treasure that should be shared, especially with the generations following us. That's why I believe that more of us who are older should consider teaching as a bridge between our working years and retirement. This is a time in our lives when many of us are truly coming into our own, with a wealth of knowledge accumulated through mistakes, missteps and plain stupidity. Not that we are now wise, but we surely are wiser. And we can relate to the brashness of youth that may be a cover for debilitating insecurity, to a nervous and shy young person on the brink of blossoming into a wondrous being.