Wisdom of the Ages: 30 Lessons for Living

30 Life Lessons book.It’s astonishing how often we overlook the wisdom of those who have been on this planet decades longer than we have. Where else can you find seventy, eighty, or ninety years’ worth of perspective?

On that note, we wanted to share a book that neatly packages up thirty life lessons that anyone can use to help them live a more fulfilling life. (It would make a great gift for anyone you know who may be graduating soon.)

A bit about the book:

30 LESSONS FOR LIVING: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
by Karl Pillemer

More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness.

After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.

His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues- children, marriage, money, career, aging. Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young.

You can find the book on Amazon here to learn more:

The book is also a part of “The Legacy Project,” which is an excellent website for sampling the wisdom of the ages, too:


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