This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Winning at Life–and Death

 
  I’ve just finished a recently published book "Old Age, a Beginners Guide" ($9.99 Kindle). It is aimed at the approximately 79 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 who are hurtling into their last chapter–old age. The author Michael Kinsey, "suffers from Parkinson’s, thinks of himself as a ‘scout’ sent out ahead of his Boomer peers as they near decrepitude."

Bottom line is he informs the Baby Boomers their bumper sticker has been "HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS" but now "THE WINNERS ARE WHOEVER DIES WITH MORE OF THEIR MARBLES." (Dementia will be the big elephant in the room.)

So it is a book about what happens when we begin to think beyond who has won the race.

 

1 comment:

Sarkazein said...

My biggest fear of dementia is not being able to hold a grudge.