Follow Rosenblatt's rules and how you age will be a gift to those you care about most. The are simply and amusingly illustrated. I turn seventy this year. Aging is not the main thing about me anymore because I found my passion in writing and learned to create legacy through that passion. Aging is a subplot in my life, though. Growing old is always there, hauntingly revealing the gradual decline and suggesting the prospect of that suddenly-one-moment incident that change everything. These inevitable truths overwhelmed me once, but no more. I'm living life full out until the end—riding them all the way to a good goodbye. "Rules for Aging" has been a contributor to that perspective. I loved the "It Doesn't Matter" and "Nobody is Thinking of You" chapters, which remind me to make my life crazy wonderful for my own sake. Then others will revel in my delight. My buoyant frame of mind is a gift to those who care about me. I create legacy for them and future...
As an official old geezer (who keeps dreaming he was young and healthy again) I experience the same problems and health issues most old people do; however, I try to keep my spirits high even while using my walker. I have read numerous humorous books on aging lately but this one (Rules for aging: Resist normal impulses live longer attain perfection by Roger Rosenblatt) has become my favorite book on the subject.
This wonderful and insightful book has 58 practical and realistic tips for anyone who has luckily achieved the status of now being called an old man (or woman). If you have lived long enough to be an old geezer you probably do not need this book, but for a lot of laughs, as well as practical advice, this is a book you will want to read.
Like a lot of readers you will have your favorite tips and you may not agree with all of them; nevertheless, this book will make you think and possibly review, some of the things you presently may believe about aging...
This book is a simple but profound look at the ideas and pointless thoughts that we allow to control our lives. The author offers a humorous presentation of all of the scenarios that we take seriously and interject reality into them. He begins by telling the reader the " It doesn't matter". We run around upset that we will be late or we are having a bad hair day or all the myriad that upset us and that we let Mar our lives. Taking a moment to view the reality will add joy to our days and less stress lines to our faces. This book is a must and is a lot cheaper than therapy.
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