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STORIES HELP US ACHIEVE THE WORTHWHILE

Sep 18th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Conversations have a way of moving in undesirable directions. Past the question of “how are you,” there can emerge a series of topics that leave the conversationalist at a loss for how to get out of it. Ironically each of us has his/her own story. The miracle of the Internet is that seniors can read and hear and savor all the wonderfully moving stories that are out there. I just completed reading one in the New York Times. There is a plethora of inspiration out there and an amazing number of articulate story tellers who have found the courage to tell their stories.

In the haste of our rush from one day to the next, from one catastrophe to the next, we may be missing some of the best stories enabling us to understand and empathize with the human condition. Overwhelmingly, we