Growing Old Years of Fulfillment Author:Robert Kastenbaum The fear of growing old casts a shadow over many a life in our society long before the first deep wrinkle announces that old age has arrived. Yet most people retain resources and powers well beyond what we -- or they -- imagine. Our hostile, exclusive treatment of the old is the result quite simply of ignorance; their acquiescence in it a resu... more »lt of social attitudes they may earlier themselves have helped to form.
What we miss, as a society and as individuals, is not just the traditional wisdom of grey hairs but a huge store of creativity, subtle judgment, untapped love and energy. Dr. Kastenbaum's great insight into what should be, but too seldom is, the time of fulfillment -- an into its inevitable ending -- informs a book that will profoundly affect all who deal with the old or who are becoming old: and that means everyone.« less