Discussion H: The Joys of Ageing - Group Leader: Jan Martin-Ellis
At our September meeting, we had two very differing discussions. Jan introduced the philosophy that "we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" and we had a lively exchange about the definition in this context of play and what it all means. Once that was exhausted (an hour later), we turned our attention to the statement "is not our future already determined by our past?" and how difficult it can be (though not impossible) to change the habits of a lifetime.
In November, we started by talking about whether socialising with friends while in your 60s lessens your chances of developing dementia in your 70s. We didn't necessarily think it did, and the discussion then turned to memory - is it a blessing or a curse? Some of us recounted some really amusing anecdotes and we rounded off by asking the final question "how do you let go of memories?" (assuming you want to, of course). The next meeting is on Tuesday 10th December.
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