Thursday, August 7, 2008

The fear of Old Age from Think and Grow Rich


#5 The fear of Old Age from Think and Grow Rich

"The possibility of "ill health"...more common as people grow older, is a major cause of this common fear."

"Eroticism also enters into the cause of the fear of old age as no one cherishes the thought of diminishing sexual attraction."

"Another contributing cause...is the possibility of loss of freedom & independence, as old age may bring with it the loss of both physical & economic freedom."

"Some people show a tendency to slow down & develop an inferiority complex when they get older, falsely believing themselves to be "slipping" because of age."

"(the truth is that some of our most useful years, mentally & spiritually, are those in later life)."

"Unfortunately, there are older men & women who lose their initiative, imagination & self-reliance by falsely believing themselves too old to exercise these qualities."

above are personally summarised notes from Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich who I also briefly wrote about here.

And this leads us to the sixth and final fear according to Napoleon Hill...

- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

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