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Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying Paperback – June 1, 2001
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In this inspiring and eminently readable book, Ram Dass celebrates aging as a time of self-discovery and of selfless service to others. What could be more appropriate for a man who has lived so passionately, who has traveled so widely and learned so much than to share his experience and wisdom with others? And Ram Dass does it well, without sanctimonious posturing or self-serving claptrap, in a prose style that is familiar, warm and sharing, and at times brilliant. Especially beautiful are the passages on pages 141-144 in which he recalls his Jewish home and then a visit to India in 1970. Of course he does remind us of the many friends and note worthies he has met along the way; and, true, he is not adverse to indulging himself a little with reflections about how HE has been of service to the aged, the infirm, and the dying. But this is only right. There is, as we are freed from many of the constraints of society and its shallow proprieties, no place for a false modesty, and if one has done well, one should be pleased with oneself, and like Walt Whitman, celebrate oneself. As a young man, Ram Dass went against the shared "wisdom" of the society that had so well nurtured him and sought his own way, and he found it. He is to be admired and listened to.Read more ›
Now, that I've become a "geezer", again it's Ram Dass to the rescue.
In my late 60's, it was getting so confusing - that I finally took some courses in Gerontology at nearby American River College.
Ultimately, I became a gerontologist; I was a perfect student - my interest was keen...and personal.
Then, Ram Dass wrote Still Here - it is, I think, the definitive text-book on what it's like to be a wonderfully wise and validated Elder.
If you could only read one book on the subject of aging - this is it !
God bless you Richard...
And, me too...
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My life radically changed in 1970-1971. Part of it was due to books, opening up the vistas of life. My mind was changed by what I read, and by what I did as a result of what I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scot L. Wheat