Knowing the developmental stages of aging can help

Southwest Life

Knowing the developmental stages of aging can help

Words of wisdom

Bel Kaufman, author of Up the Down Staircase, gave an interview to Vogue magazine in 2012, and she said: “I’ve lived a long time, a very long time, 101 years, and I’m still here. I’m done with the doubts and struggles and insecurities of youth. I’m finished with loss and guilt and regret. I’m very old, and nothing is expected of me. Now, provided good health continues, I can do what I want. I can write my memoirs. I can edit my works for future e-books. I can even do nothing – what a luxury that is! I have new priorities and a new appreciation of time. I enjoy my family more than ever, and also a sunny day and a comfortable bed. I keep up my interest in books and theater and people, and when I’m tired, I rest. ... I had many problems and disasters in my life; fortunately at my age, I don’t remember what they were.”

Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Area Events
click here to add your event
Area Events