Something to Live For

Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life

Richard Leider (Author) | David Shapiro (Author)

Publication date: 07/01/2008

Something to Live For
Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom and many moving stories, Leider and Shapiro invite readers on a journey to discover how to live authentically and wholeheartedly in the second half of life and, in doing so, find new ways to both enjoy the world and make a meaningful contribution to improving it.Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari, (referencing a trip the authors took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a journey of discovery. In what may be their most personal book to date, Leider and Shapiro share dozens of moving stories, from both their own experiences and those of their safari companions, that offer sometimes surprising examples of lives well-lived, lives that exemplify the qualities of authenticity and wholeheartedness that they believe are essential to finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life. There are many pathways to putting our whole selves into life, especially during the second half, and in Something to Live For, Leider and Shapiro explore many routes to vital aging.

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Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom and many moving stories, Leider and Shapiro invite readers on a journey to discover how to live authentically and wholeheartedly in the second half of life and, in doing so, find new ways to both enjoy the world and make a meaningful contribution to improving it.Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari, (referencing a trip the authors took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a journey of discovery. In what may be their most personal book to date, Leider and Shapiro share dozens of moving stories, from both their own experiences and those of their safari companions, that offer sometimes surprising examples of lives well-lived, lives that exemplify the qualities of authenticity and wholeheartedness that they believe are essential to finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life. There are many pathways to putting our whole selves into life, especially during the second half, and in Something to Live For, Leider and Shapiro explore many routes to vital aging.

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