Brett Goldman on How Personal Priorities Change With Age

In Chapter 2 of 14 in his 2012 interview, real estate development executive Brett Goldman answers "How Are Your Personal Priorities Changing as You Get Older?"  Goldman learns to be less focused on being an outsider and focus more and embrace the unifying characteristics and experiences people have in common. 

Brett Goldman is a Real Estate Acquisitions Director at Triangle Equities in New York City.  He holds a BA in General Studies from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.


Erik Michielsen:  How are your personal priorities changing as you get older?

Brett Goldman: It's funny I -- you know, I always thought of myself as different in some way that -- some special way or -- I guess I'm realizing that I'm not any different than anybody else, I'm just trying to make it in the world. And, you know, we're all human and we all kind of want the same things.

So when you're younger and you look at older people in each stage of their life, 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, there's a general sense of what the priorities are and what I'm realizing is that my priorities are the -- are very much in line with that general sense. And I don't know if that's because I'm not individualistic or it's just nature of humans, I think it's probably more the latter. You know, I want a family, I want be secure financially. Stuff like that. I guess those goals haven't changed but they've gotten closer, and so they've gotten more immediate.