Karen Farakas has written a nice summary of some remarks I made recently in Cleveland, Ohio.
WESTLAKE — When Eos, the goddess of dawn, realized her Trojan lover had eternal life but not eternal youth, she took pity on him and turned him into a grasshopper.
That Greek myth summarizes how Americans view growing old – as something to pity, said Dr. William Thomas, an international authority on geriatrics.
“Our society teaches us that aging is falling apart – something gone wrong,” Thomas said. “We now understand that aging is the most human thing about us and we are meant to grow old.”
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