Does Aging Have to Be So Depressing?

Michael Laitman
2 min readMay 20, 2024

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No. I know hundreds of people who are growing old and who are unwilling to accept old age as a period in which we simply need to sit and wait for the end to come. Those people are students of the wisdom of Kabbalah, and they wish to know about the Creator — the single upper force of love, bestowal and connection that guides our reality — drawing closer, feeling and understanding the meaning and the purpose of life, even at very old ages. These people develop excellently, and we have many such students.

In other words, the more we grow older while seeking the Creator, the happier and more fulfilled we become as we constantly draw closer to the Creator. Such a process takes place with our active strides in any of our living moments, and not that we concede to old age like weary creatures.

The Creator also can help us in this struggle, and it is very important in our spiritual search to request such help from Him. The best way to turn to Him is that He gives us the physical and mental strength to deal with old age, and to find people that need us.

We can each do several more good things for the world, which will all be accounted to our names, and we will not regret those many years yet to come where we will be able to contribute to an entire generation.

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Michael Laitman

PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute.