As the first generation to be so long-lived, we face the challenge of taking personal responsibility for the quality of our extended lives. We’ll be long-term pioneers, making the second part of our lives as rich and rewarding as the first, if not more so. But aging isn’t the point. The point is lifelong development – our ability to live skillfully each day with the opportunities, choices, and changes that will happen inside and outside of our plans; it’s knowing what we’ll have to be great at beyond fifty to lead vigorous, creative lives in our eighties, nineties, and beyond.
Based on in-depth interviews with Americans between the ages of fifty and ninety-seven, Dr. Schofield weaves new frameworks for thinking and tools for clear communication into a useful picture. He makes wisdom accessible, revealing rare insights and mind-opening possibilities. This book is a vital resource for 77 million Americans who want to embrace life and invest in themselves and their futures now.