Reflecting on 'Change' I really enjoyed Phoebe Sengers' interactions article about the pace of life ("What I Learned on Change Islands," March + April 2011). It resonated with my own experience very powerfully, as I'm sure it struck a nerve with many. In particular, the article made me think of my parents and the choices they made in their lives. My mom and stepdad chronically overworked, whereas my dad and step-mom have always reached out to neighbors, do volunteer work (like Meals on Wheels), and generally seem to be having a much happier and less isolating early old age.…
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