Learn To Grow Old Author:Dr. Paul Tournier Dr. Tournier explors with the reader one of the major aspects of life: old age and the prospect of retirement. One person out of every six is over sixty in the West. — The longer a person lives, the more likely he is to go on living--both chronologically and spiritually--says Dr. Tournier. "Learn to Grow Old" covers practical points such as ov... more »ercoming old prejudices, health, boredom, and questions of the spirit, accepting the unfulfilled parts of one's life, growing old with your husband or wife or friends.
Dr. Tournier helps us to accept with serenity the reality of death and suggests how to remain active and friendly despite increasing loneliness. He shows us how to use leisure to our best advantage and not let it become a frightening tyrant. Taking up new interests, becoming involved with your people and new ideas,learning to pray, to meditate, to acquire wisdom and to be grateful--these are some of the suggestions that Paul Tournier shares with us.
The final section of the book is devoted to faith, in which Dr. Tournier allows us to examine with him the Christian position as well as the existential and philosophical positions on old age, and how they affect the individual. Dr. Tournier also relates many of his personal experiences on this subject, from which we can learn and grow.
This is an important and warm book, by Paul Tournier, a Swiss psychologist, medical doctor and author. It deals with a problem that none of us can hide from, whether it be now in our own life, or in the life of someone we care about. Happily, Dr. Tournier feels that old age and retirement need not be feared or hidden from. Through his insights, we come to see that this period of our life can be a new beginning, and not an end.« less