- Written by jo
Realizing that the older people among us have acquired a lot of wisdom over the years about living and that they might be willing to share what they've learned with folks younger than themselves, Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1,500 people aged 65 and older. He shares the results in a book, 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. A recent PBS News Hour interview with Pillemer also includes brief clips of two of Pillemer's interviewees, ages 86 and 101. Jean Brody of the New York Times shares a few personal thoughts and provides a summary of advice from 30 Lessons for Living, along with this link to many of the interviews.