Break Free From Convention

Randolph Harrison with Erica Schwarting Author Interview

“A Guide for Aging Heroes” takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and provides an actionable roadmap to help readers take control of their life, overcome fears and challenges, and live a life of purpose. Why was this an important book for you to write?

The short answer is to make the world a little better place.

“A Guide for Aging Heroes” targets three groups. The status quo for modern life is rooted in flawed messages that leave people feeling hollow and unfulfilled. By living the Aging Heroes lifestyle, Erica and I have cultivated a richer more satisfying way of being. We are not unique. The first target group has found the same path we have but don’t have a name for it. For them, “A Guide for Aging Heroes” provides clarification and a sense of community.

The second group is people who realize something is fundamentally wrong in contemporary life, but they can’t put their fingers on what it is. For them, the book shines a bright light on the problem and provides direction toward finding the answers they seek.

The third group is people who are doing everything our culture tells them should result in happy a happy life, but they still feel empty. For this group, “A Guide for Aging Heroes” offers a chance to break free from convention and recognize the many options that had been hidden from them.

What is the most important aspect of owning the second half of life and how can readers develop the courage to live a fulfilling life?

The main requirement for owning the second half of life is a willingness to defy societal expectations. The number one regret of the dying is that they did not live lives true to themselves but instead tried to conform to what others expected of them. Stepping outside the roles society has placed on you requires mad courage. Doing so means risking rejection by people you love. That courage must come from a deep understanding that life is a time-limited offer. Each of us has the opportunity to live exactly one human life. Will that life be spent doing as you are told, or will it be a unique journey of discovery? Unfortunately, most people choose the prior by default. Aging Heroes have the mettle to embrace the latter.

What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

Aging is not a disease. It is not a relentless march toward decrepitude. It is a privilege denied to many. Cast off the cliches that aging is a bad thing. Embrace the myriad of amazing experiences available to you as the years pass. Growing older is an opportunity for growth, renewal, and adventure.

What is the next book you are working on, and when will it be available?

Erica and I are currently working on a companion journal for “A Guide for Aging Heroes.” We anticipate completion by the end of 2023. For years, it was believed that learning was a passive process. The metaphor was that learners were empty vessels into which teachers poured knowledge. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learning requires active engagement. Journaling is a dynamic way to move disordered ideas from the chaotic space of the mind to the organized and digestible area of the written page.

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Posted on February 17, 2023, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oh man, sounds like a must read!


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