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How to Age (School of Life) (English Edition) par [Karpf, Anne, School of Life, The]
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Society has a deep fear of ageing. Old age is increasingly viewed as a biomedical problem, something to be avoided at all costs and then vanished away by medicine. Anne Karpf urges us to change our narrative. Exploring how our outlook on ageing is historically determined and culturally defined, she draws upon case studies, old and new, to suggest how ageing can be an actively enriching time of immense growth. She argues that if we can recognize growing older as an inevitable part of the human condition, then the great challenge of ageing turns out to be none other than the challenge of living.

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014:

How to Age by Anne Karpf

How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James

How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland

How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton

How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young

How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

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  • Editeur : Macmillan; Édition : Main Market Ed. (2 janvier 2014)
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The idea of the book is great: heling accept that they will age and help them get over the fear of it. But I find it vexing that the author doesn't even dare to mention her own age in her book, and that it says almost nothing about herself. There are better books on the subject
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HASH(0x8f7e1bc4) étoiles sur 5 'Grow Old Along with me, the best is yet to be' 5 janvier 2015
Par Shalom Freedman - Publié sur
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This book presents an idea and ideal of human aging that is different from the one most people hold. As Anne Karpf most people believe aging begins at a certain specific age, forty, fifty, sixty- five, seventy. In fact we begin aging from conception and our ideas of this aging are transformed in time. The young eager to grow up and have the freedom from restrictions are one pole of this. The young dreading the responsibility of adulthood and wishing to remain in a childhood world are another aspect. Karpf details the dread of going old so pervasive in our culture, and the various means we try to halt or reverse this process. The negative view of aging and the old is she claims very strong in our society. The Aged are those doubly condemned , first for being useless, and second for taking up the resources that the young might use. This view is increasingly prevalent as the numbers of those and percentage of those in our society over the age of seventy increase.
Against the negative views of aging so commonly held Karpf argues for a more positive and balanced view. Each age of life according to her as its gains and losses. The benefits of aging can be a new kind of freedom, a freedom to be more truly oneself, a freedom from fear of the opinion of others, a freedom to give one's time and energy to those activities one loves. Without in any way minimizing the difficulties and even horrors that can come with old age Karpf shows how for many it is a most satisfying time of life. Realizing there is an end to come may very well deepen one's sense of life's pleasures and meaning.
This is a highly recommended, excellently written and important work.
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HASH(0x8f7e1c18) étoiles sur 5 An excellent window into aging. 24 décembre 2014
Par Bob Walch - Publié sur
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Best book I've read on how to age with grace and dignity. The author makes a great deal of sense and doesn't pull any punches. If you tend to shy away from books like this I certainly understand. I do too! BUT give this one a try, I think you'll find it is different than the norm and well worth reading. I wasn't depressed but actually felt pretty good after reading it.

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HASH(0x8f95906c) étoiles sur 5 How to Age by Anne Karpf (NOT "HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE BY UNKNOWN") 24 avril 2014
Par Laksmi - Publié sur
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Thoughtful and insightful--and it's an important subject. You are aging as you read this! The author suggests that rather than trying to resist aging, think about the person you want to be when you are 75: when you can be only more yourself, vital rather than diminished. You can watch the author talking about her book here [...]
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HASH(0x8f959438) étoiles sur 5 A difficult subject 27 janvier 2015
Par Eeyore - Publié sur
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The book starts out well and the writing is quite elegant. Probably I would have liked more about the grieving process and less about how society treats old people. In general it is a fairly interesting book on a difficult subject. Don't be fooled by the title. It isn't a "How to" book at all. More of an overview about the aging process.
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HASH(0x8f9593e4) étoiles sur 5 For to age is to live and to live is to age 30 avril 2015
Par Angela G. Gentile - Publié sur
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"How to Age" by sociologist and award-winning journalist Anne Karpf is a complete guide to helping one learn how to embrace ageing and to reject all stereotypes of old age. I am a specialist in ageing and I enjoyed reading this book immensely (except for it’s tiny font). Karpf’s main messages really hit home for me, and I wish that everyone would read this book. It would make the world a much happier place. Here are the messages that stood out for me:

• Ageing is a lifelong process that starts at birth (or I would think even at conception!)
• Perhaps we could replace the word ageing with growth – as the word ageing is so contaminated by contempt and fear.
• Adopting an aptitude for gratitude can help one embrace the ageing process.

The book isn’t all positive talk, either. One page is dedicated to dementia, a topic that I think deserves much more attention. She tells us horror stories of what the Sardinians and Japanese used to do to their elders. Karpf explains that elder abuse is on the rise in Japan. She touches on the concept of “age shame.” It’s enough to scare one into embracing ageing because the alternative looks pretty grim.

Most of the topics are related to our attitudes, versus telling us how-to-age in the physical sense. She ends the book by saying that the best way to “age well”, turns out to be the same as “living well.” A great read that makes you think. It will leave you realizing that being anti-age is the same as being anti-life, and adopting a pro-age belief system appears to be the more sensible option. Age well, my friend.
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