Learn to Grow Old

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages
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Paul Tournier offers a variety of suggestions to help make growing old not an end but a new beginning, filled with purpose and hope. He suggests ways to remain active, using leisure to our best advantage and not letting it become a tyrant. He also provides insights on taking up new interests; becoming involved with young people and new ideas; and learning to pray, to meditate, to acquire wisdom, and to increasingly draw strength and inspiration from the reality of divine presence and power.

  

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It was important for me to read this. I learned that when I retire, there will be lots of life to live. I also learned that it is important for me now to give up controls at school and to let others do stuff. Read full review

Contents

What the sociologists say
1
A difficult reconversion
7
Surprises
18
The morality of duty
24
The break with routine
32
An impersonal society
39
A wider vision
47
Overcoming contempt
55
A more personal career
134
More imagination
142
More initiative
146
Further examples
153
The work of Professor lores
160
Acceptance
169
Must we accept everything?
175
Positive acceptance
183

Personal contact
62
Make contact with the old
70
The Condition of the
78
The resources of the retired
86
Growing old together
93
Social integration
99
Living quarters
107
Boredom
115
A Second Career
122
An interesting and useful career
128
Detachment from the world
190
A less possessive love
197
Outside the hierarchy and money
203
Towards a more universal meaning
209
Faith
215
Faith does not exclude anxiety
221
The Christian position
227
The victory of faith
229
Notes
242
Copyright

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Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician who acquired a worldwide audience for his work in pastoral counseling. He made a significant contribution to the understanding of psychiatry and its relation to the Christian faith.

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