weekly blog--one for the ages
Sheryl Sandberg, the CEO of Facebook, was in Boston last week to promote her new book, “Option B, Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy”. She wrote it following the death of her husband. Sandberg’s book was also the focus of a discussion in my Saturday morning Talmud class. Sandberg’s take on overcoming life’s negative events…Aging, sickness and loss are inevitable. Recognizing that life’s hardships aren’t personal, pervasive or permanent makes people less likely to get depressed and better able to cope.
Enter the realm of Rabbi Harold Kushner (author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People") who adds that the question we should be asking is not, “Why did this happen to me? What did I do to deserve this?” That is really an unanswerable, pointless question. A better question would be “Now that this has happened to me, what am I going to do about it?”
Breaking News…For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children. The government’s Stat agency reports that there are now 5.9 million Canadians aged 65 and older, and 5.8 million children aged 14 and under. AP