Japan, a Window to Our Parents

Don Wickelgren
June 15, 2021

This is a depressing tale of loneliness in a society where making noise is not socially acceptable. In the US I see many older people who are living comfortable but lonely lives. When we age we need to go back to our skills from youth so that we can create new relationships that allow us to be psychologically and socially healthy.

We often live separate from our parents. It’s a sign of wealth and advancement, but it has profound effects on the people we care most deeply about.


Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.