Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly

Amortality The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly A timely provocative book about the aging revolution and the radical shift in how we perceive age and growing older Does your real age match the age you feel When do we reach middle age When if ever

  • Title: Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly
  • Author: CatherineMayer
  • ISBN: 9780091939366
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • A timely, provocative book about the aging revolution and the radical shift in how we perceive age and growing older Does your real age match the age you feel When do we reach middle age When, if ever, are we old The way we age and the way we perceive age has changed radically As we embrace new experiences, relationships, and gadgets, we barely stop to look at our watcA timely, provocative book about the aging revolution and the radical shift in how we perceive age and growing older Does your real age match the age you feel When do we reach middle age When, if ever, are we old The way we age and the way we perceive age has changed radically As we embrace new experiences, relationships, and gadgets, we barely stop to look at our watches let alone consider whether our behavior is age appropriate In this provocative and timely book, Catherine Mayer looks at the forces that created amortality the term she coined to describe the phenomenon of living agelessly As she follows this social epidemic through generations and across continents, she reveals its profound impact on society, our careers, our families, and ourselves Why be defined by numbers Are you amortal

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    1. There is a new generation of "young- aged” amongst us, they are up for anything that is challenging. They are fit, smart and adventurous. They live longer, have masses of energy and expect to stay healthy for much longer than the previous generation. They take up scuba-diving at 70 and open new on-line businesses after retirement. The world is theirs for the taking. The whole concept of “amortality” is rejection of the traditional life style based on families and extended families. The amo [...]

    2. "Amortals have plenty of attitude. In our assumptions of agelessness and blindness towards age, we crisscross a fine line between resilience and denial, optimism and absurdity" - page 261.The main problem I had with this book is that all the main points it covered I had already encountered in prior reading and research, so I did not gain anything new from this book, but that was my problem.However, if you are looking to provide yourself with an introduction to the issue of amortality and how to [...]

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