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What We Gain as We Grow Older : On Gelassenheit
by Wilhelm Schmid and Michael Eskin


Overview - Aging. Self-Help. Health. Translated from the German by Michael Eskin. Winner of the 2016 Living Now Gold Award for Mature Living / Aging. Learning to live with one's own aging is the new task: making an art of what once was a given growing older; turning our society's anti-aging bias into a true art of aging that will enable us to live with rather than against the inevitable.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Aging. Self-Help. Health. Translated from the German by Michael Eskin. Winner of the 2016 Living Now Gold Award for Mature Living / Aging. Learning to live with one's own aging is the new task: making an art of what once was a given growing older; turning our society's anti-aging bias into a true art of aging that will enable us to live with rather than against the inevitable. In ten practical steps, this book teaches you how to welcome and embrace growing older with 'gelassenheit' at any age.

"Philosopher Schmid (HIGH ON LOW) instructs readers on the art of aging gracefully and contentedly by embracing gelassenheit, a German concept denoting a relaxed attitude. Schmid provides 10 steps toward 'experiencing life's plenitude and accepting its temporal limits, ' including cultivating a 'reverence for habit s]' that make life more comfortable, accepting pain and tragedy as inevitable, and strengthening interpersonal relationships. He lists numerous advantages to advanced age, including a wealth of life experience to draw from, fond memories to reflect on, and the 'universal right to be passive' and even occasionally sad. On a metaphysical level, Schmid recommends mindfulness, a 'wholehearted trust in life, ' and, for the sake of 'peace with our own finitude, ' belief in the continuation of one's existence after death. This can be interpreted as an immortal energy that carries on in the absence of our physical existence, or as a more traditional belief in an afterlife. Schmid's counsel is wise and he does not avoid the difficult topics, particularly admirable when conversations around aging and death often remain taboo." Publishers Weekly"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935830313
  • ISBN-10: 1935830317
  • Publisher: Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 140
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Philosopher Schmid (High on Low) instructs readers on the art of aging gracefully and contentedly by embracing gelassenheit, a German concept denoting a relaxed attitude. Schmid provides 10 steps toward experiencing lifes plenitude and accepting its temporal limits, including cultivating a reverence for habit that make life more comfortable, accepting pain and tragedy as inevitable, and strengthening interpersonal relationships. He lists numerous advantages to advanced age, including a wealth of life experience to draw from, fond memories to reflect on, and the universal right to be passive and even occasionally sad. On a metaphysical level, Schmid recommends mindfulness, a wholehearted trust in life, and, for the sake of peace with our own finitude, belief in the continuation of ones existence after death. This can be interpreted as an immortal energy that carries on in the absence of our physical existence, or as a more traditional belief in an afterlife. Schmids counsel is wise and he does not avoid the difficult topics, particularly admirable when conversations around aging and death often remain taboo. (Feb.)

 
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