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The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life

Academic journal article et Cetera

The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life

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Gene D. Cohen. The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life. New York: Avon, 2000.

Gene D. Cohen, a world-renowned psychiatrist and respected international authority on aging and creativity, has provided in this book many examples of individuals who have maximized their potential in the second half of life. It turns out that middle-agers and seniors, because of age and experience, can be even more creative and have more exciting lives than younger adults if they apply themselves.

Cohen supplies numerous examples of "older" individuals who have demonstrated increased inner growth in their "mature years." For example, Robert, in his early seventies, left his law career and took up documentary photography, carrying out at age eighty-seven one of his assignments in a helicopter over an uninhabited part of Alaska. Frieda was a housewife who finally broke out of a long history of abusive relationships stemming back to childhood, to start a new life of liberation, exploration, and accomplishment in her late sixties. …

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