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The Ageing World by Anil K. Bagchi

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CHAPTER 12

Effective Living

Effective or successful living is more than just remaining healthy. The elderly of the future may work for good health, but they will have to look for more in order to age successfully. Many problems arise in the search for a measure of success. In the young age we all had clear goals to chase. Success in one’s career, bringing up children properly, remaining sociable, maintaining good relations with one’s spouse, these were all reasonable and identifiable goals of life. There were duties to perform, and there were many responsibilities on one’s shoulders. But what happens when in old age there is no career to make, and the children are all grown up and gone? There is no responsibility, and nobody has an expectation ...

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