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Your Third Chapter

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot on making the most of your later years.

Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot

Janet Knott

For most people, the first half of their life is spent trying to please others… families, friends, employers, etc.

So, when is it your turn to live life on your terms?

According to Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Professor of Education at Harvard, the 25 years after 50 is when most people start living. She refers to this time as the Third Chapter, which is also the title of her book. “This is the time to take risks, be adventurous and most importantly…fulfill your passions.”

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