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Life Reports — asking 70 year olds about what they did well and badly
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Life Reports — asking 70 year olds about what they did well and badly
11-30-2011 12:18 PM

Quote:A few weeks ago, I asked people over 70 to send me "Life Reports" "” essays about their own lives and what they'd done poorly and well. They make for fascinating and addictive reading, and I've tried to extract a few general life lessons
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/opini...ef=general
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11-30-2011 2:13 PM

Thanks a lot. It's really interesting. We have so many things to learn from elderlies. Sometimes, we are just too arrogant to listen to them.
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11-30-2011 2:20 PM

(11-30-2011 2:13 PM)NewAlpha Wrote:  Thanks a lot. It's really interesting. We have so many things to learn from elderlies. Sometimes, we are just too arrogant to listen to them.

Technology and money-printing favour the young over the old. Possibly that might be about to change somewhat.
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12-11-2011 3:15 PM

Quote:Beware rumination. There were many long, detailed essays by people who are experts at self-examination. They could finely calibrate each passing emotion. But these people often did not lead the happiest or most fulfilling lives. It's not only that they were driven to introspection by bad events. Through self-obsession, they seemed to reinforce the very emotions, thoughts and habits they were trying to escape.

I must stop ruminating! thanks for sharing
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