Reading The New York Times over the holiday weekend, I couldn’t help but be drawn to a headline on the opinion page: “The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.)”
What followed was a wonderful essay by an author and professor of neurology at New York University named Oliver Sacks. Reflecting on the approach of his 80th birthday, Dr. Sacks shares his very positive outlook on life. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sacks, but as someone who is six months away from turning 90, I admire this young man’s joyful attitude. It’s a beautifully written celebration of a life well lived, well worth the read for people of all ages.