by Kerry Cue
“How to Age’ (The School of Life, 2014) by Anne Karpf takes an analytical and philosophical look at aging. Despite wide spread gerontophobia in our society where age is not just see as a disability, it is despised, Karpf explains that people can age with vitality until their final breath.
And one of the most liberating joys of aging is not caring ‘what others think about you.’
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Anne Karpf is a writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist. And here she is talking about ‘How to Age’:
[…] that aging offers an opportunity to become more fully ourselves and , more not less, individual. (How to Age, Anne Karpf, The School of Life, p9) Sarton wrote the quote (above) when she was 85 years […]