Here's my Halloween theory developed from observation of various classes and courses over the last few years.
Young people aren't very supersticious – typically being action-orientated rather than reflective – and so they often need scaring.
There's a big, bad world out there (really?) and you need to consider the boundary between public and private (why?). In short, we have to remind them to 'think before jumping in.'
With mid career practitioners (and older), the constraints and criticisms are already apparent.
They have a hundred reasons ready why not to do something – and will sometimes miss the one compelling reason to take action. They don't need scaring, they need encouraging.
Social media may be scary – but so's life. The really scary thing is letting it slip by. Sure there are risks in taking action. But there are also risks in inaction.
Photo: by euart on Flickr (Creative Commons)