Finding Happiness in the Second Half of Life

Friend Mike Ashton just forwarded me an excellent TED TALK which every Boomer should listen to! “There’s More to Life than Being Happy” with Emily Esfahani Smith. It’s all the stuff that Jesus talked about, only put into contemporary language. Boomers especially will want to pay attention to what Smith refers to as the Four Pillars of Meaning: Belonging, Purpose, Transcendence and Storytelling, all necessary for a successful transition into the second half of life. Watch, enjoy and learn!

Remember what the famous missionary doctor Albert Schweitzer once said to a group of graduating students: “The only ones of you who will ever be truly happy are those of you who have sought and found a way to serve.” Good advice for all, especially those of us navigating the second half of life!

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