“What a drag it is getting old,” sang the Rolling Stones, back in the day. Oliver Sacks begs to differ.
The best-selling neurologist-author turned 80 last week. And he’s loving it. More leisure. More freedom. Freedom of time. Freedom of mind, heart, soul.
He can’t lift 600 pounds anymore, the way he did as a young body-builder in California. And he knows death comes closer, of course. But old age has not turned out grim for this famed thinker and writer. It’s fun.
This hour, On Point: Oliver Sacks on the joy of old age.