How can you make a big life change when you’re over 50? How can you increase your curiosity? What is the importance of community in life changes? How should people look at life over 50 years old? What does the future hold for midlife and beyond?
Michael Clinton, the author of Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late), joins us to discuss how he is re-imagining life over 50. Michael and David talk about staying curious, building a community, the importance of smiling, what the future holds for life after 50, and more.
00:00:00 Welcome to the SuperAge podcast
00:00:39 David update
00:02:11 Listener call
00:08:47 About this week’s guest
00:09:41 Thank you to our sponsor InsideTracker
00:10:20 Welcome Michael Clinton to the show
00:10:58 About Michael’s book, Roar
00:13:47 Importance of curiosity and community
00:22:43 Our perception of our health
00:32:26 Michael’s upcoming trip to Poland
00:37:46 Michael’s 70th birthday plan
00:44:30 The age social movement
“Everything I was reading about being over 50 was talking about winding down as opposed to winding up.”
“When you’re looking to make some kind of a change or evolve to the next place, it takes time and it takes introspection.”
“You might discover something in midlife that you learned was something that excited you.”
“We constrict ourselves and that takes away our courage to say ‘I can do that! I can run a marathon at 70. I can go back to school at 60. I can fall in love again at 80.’ Get rid of that cloak of ageism and your courage will be enhanced.”
“My plan for when I turn 70 is to hike to the Everest base camp and run a marathon down which is an annual event that happens every May… What I’m hoping to do from that experience is show that this is what you can do at 70.”
“Today’s 5-year-old in the US, if they’re healthy, had good prenatal and early childhood development, 50% of them have the opportunity to live to 100. That’s astounding!”
“There are about 90,000 people in the US that are 100 right now. By the year 2100 the projection is there will be 3,000,000 in the US and that there will be 19,000,000 around the world.”
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