30 Lessons for Living
Tried and True Advice form The Wisest Americans
Finding purpose and fulfillment. Staying happily married for life. Raising children who turn out well. Discovering work you love. Growing older gracefully and without anxiety. Avoiding major regrets. Where can we find the practical guidance to help us accomplish these things? Renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer has discovered a unique and previously untapped source of advice for living well: America’s elders.
The result is an inspirational advice book like no other, filled with wisdom and tested strategies for happier and healthier living. Dr. Pillemer spent five years asking more than a thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to share their advice for living with the younger generation. From these personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived, he has discovered thirty key lessons that form a powerful plan for living – principles anyone can follow. Along the way, Pillemer reflects on the lessons of these “wisest Americans,” viewing them in terms of his own quest for wisdom and his training as a social scientist.
Each lesson is illustrated with fascinating anecdotes from these experts on living, providing tips and strategies you can use every day. You will learn from the hard-won insights and rich experiences of older Americans from all walks of life. Some fought valiantly for their country, others escaped the Holocaust, survived the Great Depression, or made their way out of poverty. Having survived and thrived through hard times, in this book they come together to teach us all how make the most of our lives.
As useful as it is inspiring, 30 Lessons for Living will help you learn how to live without regret, persevere through loss, find fulfillment, and age fearlessly and well