Have you bought into the notion that once you pass midlife, your life is basically over? This is a myth that belongs to another era in human history, and has no relationship to the truth about aging today. Here’s why: at the turn of the last century, the average lifespan was somewhere in the 40’s. In a pre-industrial era, your productive days would have been over long before you hit 50, if you lived that long.
Today, we live in a society where capabilities that are valued can actually grow stronger as we age: brain power over brawn. This, coupled with the longevity bonus many of us are experiencing, means that we can experience an extension of productivity and engagement for decades longer than generations past. We can use this to continue our work, if that’s what we want, but we can also use these added years to pursue our passions, enjoy unprecedented freedom, deepen and enjoy our relationships and grow spiritually.
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