In "Never Say Die" Susan Jacoby discusses the aging, or should I say the denial of aging, of baby boomers. We are a generation convinced that we can live into our extreme old age with the same health and energy levels as we had in middle age. All we have to do is exercise, eat right, take supplements and have age defying surgery, right? Wrong!
Despite medical science increasing the number of years we live, it has not found a way to stop the degeneration of the human body due to aging. Unfortunately, this leads to people living well beyond their working years, exhausting their savings and their quality of life.
How do we prepare for old age? First it helps to have a realistic view of aging and how it will affect our lives in the future. Read this book for an eye opening dose of reality therapy.
I want to apologize again for the lack of active learning content in my posts this week. My mother is extremely ill and may be passing soon. Thanks for being patient.