Aging properly

A few months ago I began to process what “the last third” of my life should look like. I have been more earnest about that mainly because of the work of Arthur Brooks. I listened to a talk he gave a few years go, then an article with the same basic material, and I knew I needed to pay attention to his work. He has put it into a book now called From Strength to Strength.

Folks in their 50s and later… get this book. Folks in their 40s, give yourself a head start and get this book.

As we get older, HOW do we live is a big question. Or, it should be.

“Cicero believed three things about older age. First, that it should be dedicated to service, not goofing off. Second, our greatest gift later in life is wisdom, in which learning and thought create a worldview that can enrich others. Third, our natural ability at this point is counsel: mentoring, advising, and teaching others, in a way that does not amass worldly rewards of money, power, or prestige.”

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