Complement this particular fragment with nobel laureate andré gide on how happiness increases with age, ursula k le guin on aging and what beauty really means, and grace paley on the art of growing older — the loveliest thing i’ve ever read on the subject — then revisit russell on critical thinking, power-knowledge vs love-knowledge, what “the good life” really means, why “fruitful monotony” is essential for happiness, and his remarkable response to a fascist’s provocation.
Change is a giant part of growing older don’t just embrace it, help the ones you love embrace it too life changes in an instant moments and opportunities come and go and then come back again question everything oh the joy of growing up and learning how to ask big, important questions that you maybe never asked before. How to grow old - bertrand russell 来自: swing (upload) 2011-08-02 00:40:37 in spite of the title, this article will really be on how not to grow old, which, at my time of life, is a much more important subject. Seven years earlier, the great british philosopher, mathematician, historian, and nobel laureate bertrand russell (may 18, 1872–february 2, 1970) considered the same abiding question at the same life-stage in a wonderful short essay titled “how to grow old,” penned in his eighty-first year and later published in portraits from memory and other essays (public library. Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too well, cicero has some good news for you in how to grow old , the great roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was.
So as i pondered growing older, and this particular life stage, i scraped up some tips and tricks on how to grow old with yourself: ways to rethink your life, and age gracefully, if you will even if the word ‘aging’ is giving you goose bumps and you wish i would stop saying it already learn how to fail, and how to forgive.
Perhaps no one has spoken more clearly on growing old than the great philosopher bertrand russell in his essay “how to grow old” the best way to overcome it [the fear of death]—so at least it seems to me—is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. In isaiah 46 we have god's assurance: even to your old age and gray hairs i am he who will sustain you i have made you and i will carry you i will sustain you and i will rescue you (v 4.
Aging is inevitable, but to grow old gracefully is a choice while we know that getting old is unavoidable, how we perceive this natural process depends greatly upon our social and cultural influences. My 84-year-old friend, pointing to aches and pains in her joints, whispered, old age is tough then she added earnestly, but god has been good to me “growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” says billy graham in his book nearing home. Growing old doesn't have to mean developing disability and disease, experts say here are some tips for healthy aging. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue and if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome.
The choice to grow old gracefully doesn’t have to feel like giving up or ‘letting ourselves go’ it should feel like surrendering in a positive way to the twilight of our lives by reflecting on the years gone, living fully and mindfully in the present and looking forward to the future, however short it may be. In how to grow old, the great roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was.
Preventive measures, such as getting a yearly flu shot, and screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers are also important for growing old gracefully judging from statistics, americans don't have a stellar record when it comes to getting these services.