A life worth remembering #1

February 8, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you.

I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit to you.

We are having a good chance of living longer according to the research being conducted by The Stanford Center for Longevity.

According to Laura Carstensen PhD, author of A LONG BRIGHT FUTURE. and the longevity project head, we’ve been given an additional 25 to 30 years of life. She refers to them as “Bonus Years.”

As a result, we need a new paradigm for successful living.

I’d like to engage in a conversation with you on the subject.

What you and I do with our lives affects all of humanity.

The quality of our future social environment is dependent on the level of all of our consciousnesses and actions.

The question we all must deal with is “what do i do with the extra years to make them, interesting, useful and productive?

We are at a stage where our attention shifts from the length of life to the depth of life.

That depth is about the quality of our experiences.

There is a sensation of “Well-Being” according to Martin Seligman, of the University of Pennsylvania, that defines the quality of life.

He said; “human beings want to have meaning. They do not want to wake up in the morning and realize they are fidgeting until they die.”

I’ll talk more about this in future blogs.

In the meantime, for more ideas on enriched living in our “bonus years”, ask for my free chapbook. 5 keys to retirement happiness.

Byron Thompson

 

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