5. The exploration of how certain lessons learned from the aged can serve as beacons for all of us.
While reading How We Age, I was surprised to find it both sad and uplifting. The further I read, the more uplifting it began. Getting old is something that I usually don't want to think about. The more I read, the more I began to understand that the process doesn't need to be a scary one.
It is human nature to fear growing old. However, having a better understand of aging may help quell those fears. I highly recommend reading How We Age: A Doctor's Journey Into the Heart of Growing Old by Dr. Marc E. Agronin. It is a wonderful and engaging book that will help you learn and understand what it really is like to grow old.