Gold fund of the nation

Gold fund of the nation
Gold fund of the nation

Our regular author, psychologist and philosopher Anatoly Nekrasov talks about how not to be afraid of old age and what can be changed by moving into the mature half of life. About how not to be afraid of old age and what can be changed by moving into the mature half life, argues our regular author, psychologist and philosopher Anatoly Nekrasov.

Nation's Gold Fund

Our regular author, psychologist and philosopher Anatoly Nekrasov talks about how not to be afraid of old age and what can be changed by moving into the mature half of life

Most often, children, and society as a whole, underestimate the need and importance of the older generation. It is believed that, having worked out the allotted time, having given birth and raising children, they have fulfilled their main task of life, and now they are already a burden that they have to endure. And older people often think the same way. But this is a deep delusion, in fact, with retirement, the solution of another main task of life begins, which few people think about. And what is this task? Raising grandchildren? Not! Although it may be present in life, it is not the main thing. Everything is much deeper and more important - in accordance with the knowledge and experience of sixty years. Before that, there was the hustle and bustle of life, the solution of many “important” tasks, which, as it turned out, were not so important and did not stand the test of time. And after the work is gone, the children scattered and live their own lives, there is a feeling of uselessness and hopelessness.

Society believes that the future belongs to the young, and everyone forgets that the future stands on the shoulders of the past. I believe that the elderly are the golden fund of the nation! No wonder there is wisdom: the quality of a society can be judged by how it treats children and the elderly. And we have both the one and the other issue in a difficult position. The state is trying to change the situation, but it happens with great difficulty. And I believe that the reason for this state of affairs with the elderly is that neither the state nor the pensioners themselves understand their huge role in the life of society.

But in order for them to start giving back, you need to invest in them. Moreover, it is necessary to invest much less than in young people: older people, as a rule, have a roof over their heads, they have minimal needs … Expenses are needed for education, for development. It's for development! It is necessary to develop and educate not only the young, but also the elderly! Many may say, “Why educate the elderly? Providing them with a living wage, creating normal conditions is enough.” But let's be wiser. After retirement, a person lives an average of 10-15 years or more. What can be done in these years? Live a different, qualitatively new life! And thereby lay a qualitatively new foundation for their children and grandchildren and for society as a whole! This is the task that must be set before the elderly and help them in solving it. They are free, they have time, and they most often do not know what to do with themselves. Some are trying to get a job - anywhere, just to work, others are immersed in the garden, others are trying to be useful to their grandchildren … But in fact, neither one nor the other or the third is the main and most important.

The older generation should be given the task of becoming the wisdom of the family. The older generation can radically change the lives of future generations! It has everything you need for this: life experience, enough time to take care of yourself and become he althy, the opportunity to read books and attend lectures, that is, to learn wisdom. The point is small - you need to awaken in them the desire to start a new life and thus really help your children. Much needs to be reviewed, something to be learned anew. And this causes fear. Moreover, people are used to dying early, and retirement is often perceived as the closest step to death. The thought arises: is it worth revising something, changing something in your life when there is very little left to live? Before my eyes there are a lot of examples of life in which no one changes anything, does not reconsider. Most people are accustomed to living like this, adapted. And they live in the old way, sailing along the well-known and “safe” course of life. The word "safe" is in quotation marks, because in fact such a life, "like everyone else", is the most dangerous. It is from this life that most people die under the age of seventy. And now I propose to the elderly to take a different path, not the one that more than 90% of the population follow, leading themselves to weakness and to the grave before the age of seventy or eighty. What do you have to lose? You have already lived one life at the very least. This should give you courage! You have already lived like this. Try it differently! Step beyond the horizon of your worldview, with which you have lived for half a century and have not achieved much. And what if it turns out to live the same amount, but even more consciously, interestingly and more vividly? And thereby help your children get out of the wheel of fate. After all, the happier and more joyful the outlook and life of the older generation, the more happiness the next generations will have.

In fact, old age is only in the mind. Whoever has a young soul, who embarks on the path of prolonging his maturity, life can continue happily ever after. I propose to consider the age after sixty not old age and not even late maturity, but the second maturity! And after eighty-five, the third maturity will come … And each stage has its own tasks and its own interesting and necessary life! I have tested this on many people, and there has always been a positive effect. I will give an example with my friend - a scientist, a professor who is over seventy. A few years ago I gave him two of my books to read: Rod. A family. Man" and "Mother's Love". Despite his skepticism, he read the books and became interested in the question of second maturity. He began to take it seriously, and two years later a metamorphosis took place with him: he became younger, became active, relations with his wife changed radically … Recently I asked him: “People have noticed that a man gets younger if he marries a younger woman, and you are getting younger with your peers. How do you explain this? “Time,” he replied, “is such a category that obeys the senses more than the mind. When a person falls in love, he returns to his youth in his feelings, and if this love continues for a long time, then his body returns to its young past. And it depends little on the age at which a man fell in love with a woman! So I fell in love with my wife again, and look at our couple - we are both not young in age, and our love makes us younger.”

Another example. Many have heard of Galina Sergeevna Shatalova. She lived a difficult life - behind her shoulders the Finnish and the Great Patriotic Wars, which she went through as a military surgeon. What a surgeon is at the front, only they themselves know: practically none of them lived to be 50 years old. But she took fate into her own hands and almost doubled her life. And not only extended it, but also made it interesting, creative and helped so many people in this. She is now over ninety, but she continues to work in the field of human he alth, helps people, is full of creative plans. Being next to her, you feel that this is a woman! Indeed, old age is only a function of consciousness. As we think, so we live, and if we live wisely, then old age will turn into a new stage of maturity…

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