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The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need by Paul Pearsall

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Overcoming the Burden of Youth
I’m growing old! I’m falling apart! And it’s very interesting!
WILLIAM SAROYAN

PROPOSITIONS ABOUT AGING

1. More young people die than older people.
2. Successful aging is not staying young.
3. Older people are less depressed than younger people.
4. Older people are more sexually content than younger people.
5. Old age and bad health are not related.

THE GIFT OF A THIRD LIFETIME

What do you consider the most important breakthroughs of the twentieth century? Putting a man on the moon, the advent of computers, air travel? As important as these achievements are, they pale in comparison to the one accomplishment that makes all the others worthwhile: the addition of thirty years to the life spans of most Americans. ...

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