“Joe Biden is like one of the fathers in the neighborhood I grew up with as a kid,” Springsteen told me. “They were firemen and policemen, and there was an innate decency to most of them that he carries naturally with him. It’s very American.”
“Joe Biden is like one of the fathers in the neighborhood I grew up with as a kid,” told me. “They were firemen and policemen, and there was an innate decency to most of them that he carries naturally with him. It’s very American.”
“It’s not by strength or speed or swiftness of body that great deeds are done,” Cicero wrote, “but by wisdom, character and sober judgment. These qualities are not lacking in old age but in fact grow as time passes.”
"'Letter to You' is rich in lessons for those who want to know what successful aging looks like. Far from being sad or lachrymose, it’s both youthful—loud and hard-charging—and serene and wise," writes
I love Bruce, but this article on aging well markedly fails to mention the role of hair plugs, Botox, unlimited wealth, and a young girlfriend.
"Springsteen is the world champion of aging well—physically, intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally." --
“Memory is many things. It is a call to resolve in us what simply will not go away.”
A beauty today from on the new album, aging wisely, explosive-creativity, tempo, & the election. "For a nonreligious guy, Springsteen is the most religious guy on the planet; his religion is musical deliverance."
"'Letter to You' is rich in lessons for those who want to know what successful aging looks like. Far from being sad or lachrymose, it’s both youthful—loud and hard-charging—and serene and wise," writes
"'Biden is like one of the fathers in the neighborhood I grew up with as a kid. They were firemen and policemen, and there was an innate decency to most of them that he carries naturally with him. It’s very American.'” Springsteen to
"Today, being 77 doesn’t have to be a time of wrapping things up; it’s just the moment you’re in, still moving to something better. Maybe this can be America—not in decline, but moving with maturity to a new strength." --
. on why Bruce Springsteen is aging so well
Part AARP newsletter, part fanzine, all politics. (BTW, one factual error: If elected, Biden will be 78 taking office.)
Successful older people see themselves whole, they know the story of their lives and they approach the world with an earned emotional security and gratitude.
“You learn to accept the world on its terms without giving up the belief that you can change the world. That’s a successful adulthood... you understand the limits of life, without giving up on its possibilities” - Bruce Springsteen, age 71
"President Donald Trump is a prime example of an unsuccessful older person—one who still lusts for external validation, who doesn’t know who he is, who knows no peace."
"'Letter to You' is rich in lessons for those who want to know what successful aging looks like. Far from being sad or lachrymose, it’s both youthful—loud and hard-charging—and serene and wise." Don't miss 's excellent latest essay.
. on what the happiest Springsteen album in decades can teach us about Joe Biden, the wisdom of maturity, and the meaning of life.