Chapter 13. The Class Act: Gold at the End of the Rainbow

The third act of life is like a birthing process: Sooner or later, a person surrenders to the forces of aging and prepares to create something new and better, something that endures. Older adults tend to be more in tune with the spiritual nature of their lives; they want their final act of life to have meaning and purpose beyond accumulating and spending. As Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Boomers are learning that every moment is precious. They dream of a better world. They want to know that their lives have mattered and that they will leave behind something ...

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