THIS BOOK IS about living thoughtfully, and certainly not about dying, gracefully or otherwise. To age is to experience, to gain wisdom, to love and to lose, and to grow more comfortable in one’s own skin, however much it might be loosening. Aging is many other things. For some people, it might be about regretting, worrying, hoarding, and needing. It can also be about volunteering, comprehending, guiding, rediscovering, forgiving, and, with increasing frequency, forgetting. For the financially fortunate, it can be about retiring and bequeathing and, in turn, saving and spending in the preceding years. Many of these tendencies also pertain to people who do not yet think of themselves as aging. But these young friends, relatives, and colleagues often regard their elders as storehouses of wisdom, as well as ""walking warnings"". This quest, to find the good, or even just the wisdom, in the wrinkles, is at least as old as Cicero, whose work is as relevant in our fast‐ changing world as it was two thousand years ago

Can anyone please point out the actuall meaning of "Walking Warnings"?? Thank U very much.

  • Would it make more sense if they had said “living, breathing, walking warnings”? – Jim Jan 26 at 17:19
  • @Jim so what do you think it would mean in this case? – AbG Jan 26 at 17:37
  • I’ve just told you what it means. – Jim Jan 26 at 17:41
  • could you elaborate more? i don't quite get it – AbG Jan 26 at 17:42
  • Who would be living, breathing, walking in this context? The elders. So the elders are (act as, can be seen to be) warnings. Not warnings written on signs, but living, breathing, walking warnings. Pay attention to what’s happening to them because it’s going to happen to you eventually. – Jim Jan 26 at 17:47

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