How to Age

How to Age

Book - 2014
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Society has a deep fear of ageing. Old age is increasingly viewed as a biomedical problem, something to be avoided at all costs and then vanished away by medicine. Anne Karpf urges us to change our narrative. Exploring how our outlook on ageing is historically determined and culturally defined, she draws upon case studies, old and new, to suggest how ageing can be an actively enriching time of immense growth. She argues that if we can recognize growing older as an inevitable part of the human condition, then the great challenge of ageing turns out to be none other than the challenge of living. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley
Publisher: London ; Macmillan, ©2014
ISBN: 9780230767751
Branch Call Number: 305.26 KAR NVD
Characteristics: 149 pages : illustrations


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Oct 16, 2015

Very basic, long winded approach to a deep subject. Overall boring writing; for example, author mentions the concept of future self and how to connect with him/her.
I find it difficult to fathom, since at this stage of society we have syndromes like dementia, a wild card that throws any future perspectives into a difficult scenario.

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