Purpose pioneers Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro discuss aging with the understanding that confronting the challenges and inevitability of getting old keeps you productive and fulfilled in your later years. They warn of the dangers of living a “default” life, drifting from one day to the next – a surefire path to dissatisfaction. They provide a framework for “purposeful aging”: a foundation of self-exploration, intentional choices and service to others.
About the Authors
Richard J. Leider is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company and the co-author of the bestsellers Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose. Philosopher and educator David A. Shapiro is the co-author of Repacking Your Bags and Something to Live For.
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9 months agoPeople’s background, culture and role models influence their definition of what a worthy life entails, which are different by the different people
2 years agoThere are a LOT of assumptions made in this article, about people's life paths. I also wonder why the authors deem it impertinent to ask "who" (rather than what) we wish to be, in earlier stages of life. Who we are being is surely the most paramount question of them all.
2 years agoreally like it