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If you ignore, hide or deny that you are aging and what's the harm? You'd be surprised.
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The fable of a 1000 marbles.
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Why do we darken our hair and spend for cosmetic surgery? Why do we send seniors to elder care institutions? Because historically, we have run from everything that reminds us that we age.
So what? Why face aging when it's unpleasant?
The things we fear change us. And when we fear obsessively, it affects our psyche. When fears permeate a culture, in the long term they powerfully alter our educational institutions, our politics, our healthcare, and collectively--our potential for happiness. (The full impact of the fear of aging is outlined at this site and in the center’s book, Coming to Terms with Aging.)
The important thing is that we are starting to deal with our all-enveloping fear of aging and mortality. Baby boomers will lead the way---driving a change in our cultural bias against growing old—our rampant ageism. The revolution will come with amazing benefits because when you as an individual, and we as a culture, face what is real, it transforms us. It changes how we value our time. It changes our capacity for introspection. It changes how we care for one another.
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Is it ethical to accept extensive, costly end of life care if the end is soon and certain?
As you age, are you as
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Learn how you can come to terms with this central life issue and how you can reduce your fear of aging and dying. Learn how fear drains your energy and diminishes your enjoyment. We know with absolute certainty, that as you begin to grapple with this issue, good changes will come. You will live less in memory (the past) and less focused in fantasy (the future) and more in the precious moment of the present.
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