The more we reflect on old age and death, the more we see it as a natural process. It is nothing extraordinary. If we prepare ourselves in this way, then when such events actually happen, the work of accepting them as a very normal part of our life is already done. We can simply think, “Now is the period where my life’s end is coming.” I think that is a better approach. Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

From the Boston Globe A new column about embracing life as an old person. By Judy Kugel Updated May 10, 2023, 3:00 a.m. A century ago, men and women in the United States weren’t expected to live past 60. Now that life expectancies hover around 80, we have some choices to make. “Life is short. Stay awake for it,” declares a national coffee brand’s slogan. That may sell coffee, but it’s probably not the right way to introduce a column…