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Inventing the Rest of Our Lives:
Be a Change Maker

Suzanne Braun Levine
AARP BLOG

There was a time when we couldn’t wait for things to change — for school to end and the summer to begin, to go away to college, to find a job, to find a better job, to find a partner, and perhaps find a better partner, to watch our kids grow up. But now we are just as likely to fear change, especially if we become preoccupied with the unpleasant ones that come with age.

Actually the worst thing for our well-being is to stop experiencing change. The biggest threats to healthy aging are isolation and tedium, according to all the experts. But we don’t need experts to tell us that; we all know people who have shut themselves off from change and aren’t doing well. New discoveries, new friends, and new challenges keep our juices going and generate life-giving opportunities. Many of us have been surprised to find that contrary to the bad press aging gets, the years after 50 are a high point in our lives. In other words, many things are changing for the better.

The big revelation for me is the discovery that my perspective itself has changed… Read More/AARP BLOG

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