How To Keep Life From Becoming A Parody Of Itself: Simone De Beauvoir On The Art Of Growing Older

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Contemporary Western culture has taught people to fear old age; it is seen as a “semi-death” and a parody of one’s life that’s feared even more than death itself. In her book The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir says there’s only one remedy for this feeling of dread towards old age: find a purpose and stick with it. There’s more to life than youth. Our lives have value as long as we devote ourselves to others, a cause, or intellectual and creative work. Read full article here

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