One of the tragedies of life is the fact that we must all start from scratch. A huge portion of our lives is spent learning what is already known to others. As a result, we really only spend a very limited time coming up with new ideas and better ways of doing things. This results in very slow progress for our species. Imagine if we were born with all the knowledge and wisdom of those who came before us. Then we could continue on from there without having to relearn basic skills like reading, calculating, reasoning, etc., thus giving us a lifetime to come up with new ideas.
Despite attempts to teach children in the womb, there is little we will ever be able to do about this fundamental problem of life. But how many times have you thought, "if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have done that"? This is the idea behind the Council of Elders.
The wisdom of the elderly is an untapped resource. The Council of Elders is a think tank made up of consultants who have been around a long time and have learned a lot from their lives and work. They have a perspective of time and experience that cannot be simulated. They look at the big picture and the long term.