In her talk on aging, Isabel Allende discusses how to live with passion regardless of age. The 71 year old talks about some of the things she has gained as she gets older, such as freedom, lightness, softness and spirituality. While offering practical tips, like begin meditating early, the author explains how it is important to start training to be passionate in advance rather than willing yourself to be that way when you are already considered a senior.
Much of the advice offered in the talk on aging has to do with attitude. She recommends just saying yes to life, staying in love and celebrating. She notes that the Spanish word for retirement can also be translated to mean jubilation. The candid speech ultimately offers perspective for people of any age.