Looking and sounding far younger than her 74 years, Jane Fonda talks about the “third act” of life in this wonderful TED video.
In her speech at the recent TEDxWomen conference, Jane Fonda points out that in the last generation life expectancy has increased by 30 years—the equivalent of an entire second adulthood. Rejecting the idea of age as pathology or as a peak followed by inevitable decline, Fonda urges her audience to take make the most out of their third act by living with authenticity and wholeness.
Hip deep in her own third act and loving it, Fonda offers many insights into the opportunities for growth offered by these added years. By reflecting on the first two acts and deepening their understanding of the past a person can change their whole relationship with their past and thus, with themselves. This, Fonda says, is how wisdom is gained.
Watch the whole inspiring talk below:
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