Looking Ahead with Resilience & Purpose

Having recently celebrated a birthday — not a “big” one, but big enough, thanks — I felt in need of a little inspiration. And found it in a documentary on DVD called “Lives Well Lived.” The filmmaker interviewed some 40 people, in their 70s through 100, about their lives, about what gives their lives meaning, and what advice they might have for younger people.

Besides being a great antidote to the often-stereotypical portrayals of older adults in the media, it’s also an excellent history lesson from a variety of vantage points. Lots of food for thought, for all generations.

I wrote about it for SixtyandMe.com. Here’s the link.

One thought on “Looking Ahead with Resilience & Purpose”

  1. Hi Ellen,

    Haven’t seen the DVD yet, but a few weeks ago I read gerontologist Karl Pillemer’s “30 Lessons for Living” which culls advice from over 1,000 “older” Americans on a number of topics. They sounds quite similar.

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