Old age – How can one be happy?

Coming attractions for most of us.

With regards to Tip #2, I believe the word “minimum” has a subjective definition.

Im ashamed to die until i have won some victory for humanity.(Horace Mann)

old age

Many people are afraid of old age. They fear the loneliness of isolation, the unattractiveness of wrinkles and sagging skin, or the impairment of infirmity.  But according to psychologist Marie de Hennezel, old age is an attitude of mind. She suggests it can be a period of contentment, and happiness that comes with letting go of old attachments and finding new roles. Here are some tips based on her book The Warmth Of The Heart Prevents Your Body From Rusting.

Tip 1
Be realistic about becoming old. Accept that biological aging is unstoppable. Do not be ashamed of losing your seductive shape in old age. Accept you cannot change the loss of former physical powers, and previous economic and social roles.

Tip 2
Look after yourself. Make room for bodily pleasure whilst eating moderately, keeping alcohol to a minimum and avoiding drugs and tobacco.  Stay physically active, doing things at your…

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I am just a simple, village undertaker back living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA who likes to share the view out of my window.
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2 Responses to Old age – How can one be happy?

  1. Claudia says:

    Thank you for the repost — and the reminder. On my part, a new follow, a reblog Tuesday, and a walk later this morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mark says:

    An interesting post and some good tips.

    The way I figure, I’d rather grow old as the alternative seems far worse.

    Liked by 1 person

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