Reinventing and/or planning for the future at milepost 60, suggestions?
November 24, 2007 3:58 PM   Subscribe

Reinventing and/or planning for the future at milepost 60, suggestions?

A friend will soon be turning 60. I would like to give him or suggest the tools whereby he can explore his goals, values, character, and so forth and chart his next 20 years. My friend is relatively healthy, mobile, bright and inquisitive. Books and web materials are what I had in mind. Thanks.
posted by KneeDeep to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My dad wrote a list of 60 things he wanted to do before he died, and my mom did the same, and they're working their ways down the lists starting with the things that were in both (independently made) lists.

The design of the list was kind of an exercise in soul searching in itself. I know there are websites which have developed communities around this sort of thing, too.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 4:47 PM on November 24, 2007

101 in 1001 might be a good way to implement Mr. Gunn's suggestion. It's a three year time period, so it's more manageable than planning out stuff that you want to do in the next 20 years or so.
posted by MsMolly at 5:00 PM on November 24, 2007

If he is interested in starting in some significant new directions in his life, I recommend Barbara Sher's book I Could Anything If Only I Knew What It Was. I found it very useful when I was burned out at work and only knew that I wanted to do something different.
posted by metahawk at 11:03 PM on November 24, 2007

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