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The Second Innings by Neerja Bhatnagar

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Old age is scary for everyone. Above anything else, we fear the freedom of being capable and able to take care of ourselves, that we are most likely to lose in our senior years. Nobody likes being dependent on someone for simple everyday tasks, but with age, our bodies and minds are not as attuned to these as much as they were in their youthful years. What does one do with the sudden availability of time and the supposed limited mobility? This book provides the answers from someone who is herself in her senior years and in my opinion, is acing the blogging game.

What I liked about the book:

  • Though I’m far from reaching my senior age, I picked this one up for the elderly in my life (my parents, in-laws, et al) and found it really helpful. The suggestions, tips, and tricks are on-point and practical.
  • The book doesn’t focus on just one topic. There are tips for healthcare, financial independence, how to talk to the younger generation, and much more.
  • The book also provides guidance on how to use technology, with suggested apps.
  • There is a brief explanation of cryptocurrency as well. I found this to be really thoughtful because though this is new, one’s age should not matter on having some knowledge and understanding about the same.
  • The best part comes right at the end, where the author mentions and then goes on to explain in detail about the portal SACRED (Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity)

Quotable quotes:

  • Managing your life under any circumstance is a life skill, which no school will ever teach you.
  • Life is really short and one should be grateful for every day.
  • Try to persuade the younger generation rather than control them.
  • It is important to acknowledge that life is short and relationships are important.
  • Health is of prime importance at every stage of life and more so as we age.
  • There is no age to be grateful for whatever you have in life. Being grateful and expressive about gratitude is a virtue that will help anyone to be a positive person.
  • Giving happiness to someone else is the best gift that one can give to self.
  • When one is in love, the thought of spending lots of time together is nothing but more love.
  • Too much intimacy becomes contempt.

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