5 Reasons To Grow Old Together
We live in a youth-obsessed society, where knowing that Miley Cyrus has achieved international stardom and success -- and she was born in 1992 -- can make us feel like our most precious years are slipping away. But growing old is not something to fear.
Recently, The New York Times published a piece called "6 Reasons To Grow Old," based on advice from Joshua O. Haberman, a 90-year-old rabbi. Sure, your skin may sag, your hands may shake, but growing old comes with great benefits -- especially if you have someone to share your time with. Based on the article and on Haberman's observations, we've come up with five reasons it's a blessing to grow old -- together.
1. You're no longer attempting to find your perfect love, or your onebecause you've already found him or her. "You have achieved in old age what you have wanted to, if you are fortunate, said Haberman.
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2. You accept your spouse's flaws. You learn that you can't change your husband or wife, and you don't have to. The rabbi talks about "liberation from the compulsion to set everyone else straight." "We get less frantic, less pushy in advanced age," he said.
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