Erikson says that older adulthood is a time for reviewing
the past and rearranging the "photo album of life"
just my question as I read this:
- what does rearranging the photo album of life really mean?
My thoughts are - remember things the way that you want to
remember them. What needs to be rearranged? Unless there
has been unhappiness, that the person would like to have
different thoughts about, or would just prefer to forget.
(in my own case, I don't want to review the past)
it was that phrase "rearranging the photo album of life" that I wondered about - this author has it in quotes.
Wasn't sure what the phrase meant.
Maybe it wasn't a phrase used by Erikson?
The stage itself is about the person accepting death with a sense of a life well-lived, rather than a sense of despair because of missed opportunities and wrong directions
To rearrange the "photo album of life" - what is this author trying to say? Is it about being able to look back on those missed opportunities and being able to view them differently?
About Peck - yes I also read a small section about Peck's theory of older adult development (middle and older) and liked what I read - wisdom versus physical power, socializing, emotional and mental flexibility, ego differentiation, body and ego transcendence.
Last edit by GingerSue on May 15, '07