The Third Age

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Medical and technological breakthroughs have given most of us the equivalent of a thirty-year life bonus. As a result, we face a new period in the middle of our lives, what Europeans call the third age, which challenges us to change the way we live and transform the way we age. But rediscovering a youthful spirit and staying truly involved in life demands an attitudinal shift, a resistance to outdated stereotypes, and an effort to balance the seemingly paradoxical pulls on our time and energy. Practically ...

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Overview

Medical and technological breakthroughs have given most of us the equivalent of a thirty-year life bonus. As a result, we face a new period in the middle of our lives, what Europeans call the third age, which challenges us to change the way we live and transform the way we age. But rediscovering a youthful spirit and staying truly involved in life demands an attitudinal shift, a resistance to outdated stereotypes, and an effort to balance the seemingly paradoxical pulls on our time and energy. Practically instructive and powerfully inspiring, The Third Age expertly guides us toward and through the second half of our lives.

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What People Are Saying

Ellen Langer
Through enlightening interviews and commentary, Sadler shows us a path to mindful aging.
—(Ellen Langer, author of Mindfulness and The Power of Mindful Learning)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Third Age is a valuable reminder that midlife can be at least as rewarding as youth.
—(Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738204345
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,024,809
  • Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Sadler, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Business and the Chair of the Business Department at Holy Names College in Oakland, California.

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