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You Can Grow Older Gracefully

Tempers flared. Their voices interrupted each other at an all-time high. Angrily they each tried to win the other over to their point of view. In frustration, the younger man stopped dribbling the ball and slammed it in the general direction of the hoop. It missed. “I’m out of here,” he exclaimed. “We can’t agree! What’s more, I’m beginning to think we have nothing in common; not even basketball!” He bent to scoop up his jacket that had been flung to the ground during the heat of competition. The older man bit...

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Do You Like Growing Older?

"You can learn to like almost anything that is good for you— learn to love the opportunity of living younger for longer!" - Arlene R. Taylor PhD That question was flung in my direction smack-dab in the middle of a presentation. Momentarily startled, I realized there is no simple yes or no answer to this question and was pretty certain it would be a mixed bag. Having never been asked that specific question before, and with such an emphasis on the word like, I figured it deserved some thought. “Let me ponder that...

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