Age as liberator

An excerpt from a New York Times op-ed piece by the excellent Anne Karpf: “Age resistance is a futile kind of life resistance: We can’t live outside time, we begin to age the moment we’re born. But the emerging age-acceptance movement neither decries nor denies the aging process. It recognizes that one can remain vital and present, engaged and curious, indeed continue to grow, until one’s dying breath. Then we need only echo the wish of the British psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott: “May I be alive when I die.” The American edition of Karpf’s How to Age comes out this month. 

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