076: How to “Live Forever” and Find Fulfillment and Happiness in our Longer Lives with Marc Freedman

For the first time in history, there are more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. As we strive for longevity, this number will continue to rise – and whether we like it or not, it’s going to have a major impact on our economy and society as a whole. Which is the topic of today’s discussion with Marc Freedman. 

Marc is the President, CEO and Founder of Encore.org, a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer. Under Marc’s leadership, Encore.org has sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond, to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems.

Marc is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s experts panel, frequent media contributor, a 4-time author, and one of the nation’s leading experts on longevity and its impact on society and the economy. 

In his newest book, How to Live Forever, Marc inspires readers to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

Today, Marc joins the podcast to teach you how to plan for an encore life that’s filled with true happiness and purpose.

In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:

  • What is Grey2K and how does our push for longevity impact future generations, the economy and society as a whole?
  • Why we’ve failed to embrace the most important virtues of living later in life. 
  • Marc’s advice for anyone struggling with appreciating their own age. 
  • The history of the word adolescence and the new stage of life that’s taken shape – elderescence.
  • The future of retirement and closing the gap between the freedom from work and the freedom to work
  • What if you’re not sure what to do in your 2nd act of life? 
  • How pre-retirees can transition from work life to retirement. 
  • The serious health scare that changed how Marc lives his life – and why you shouldn’t wait to do the things you want in life.
  • What Marc really means by “Live Forever” – and the importance of focusing on the well-being of the next generation.
  • Marc explains the secret to true happiness and the fountain of youth. Hint: It’s not found in some test tube at Google ;)

Inspiring Quotes

  • “I think we need to be there for the next generation and not try to actually be the next generation.” – Marc Freedman
  • “The real fountain of youth is the fountain with youth. It’s always been that way and I think that’s an essential part of the human experience that we’ve been in danger of losing.” – Marc Freedman
  • Discovering your passion is a lot less important than rolling up your sleeves and trying things on.” – Marc Freedman

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