January 26, 2022

A Long, Happy Life? The Impacts of Increasing Our Longevity | Bradley Schurman

Societies around the world are getting older; a combination of people living longer and having fewer children. The 85+ population is now the fastest growing demographic on the planet. The causes and, more importantly the impacts of living longer are significant, both for society and as individuals. This is what we discuss in this episode with Bradley Shurman, a demographic futurist, who has authored the recently published book The Super Age: Decoding our Demographic Destiny (https://amzn.to/3tYus39). 

Bradley shines a light on the crucial topic of ageing. He reveals the shocking truth about the impact of wealth on our longevity. And he shares his two surprising tips on how to live a long and meaningful life. As always, we round up our episode with our Grooving Session where Kurt and Tim dwell on some of the take-aways from the conversation with Bradley. 

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Topics

(2:56) Welcome and speed round questions.

(7:14) What is a Super Age society?

(11:29) How improving infant mortality rates has flipped the world’s demographics around.

(14:39) What are the impacts on society of fixing youth mortality?

(22:37) How Bradley was influenced by his grandparents' experience of aging. 

(24:54) The shocking correlation between wealth and longevity. 

(30:43) The universal trend of people wanting to die at home.

(34:06) If you’re not learning, you’re not earning. 

(37:47) What is on Bradley’s playlist?

(39:47) Grooving Session discussing what we learned from Bradley.

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Links

Groovy Snacks Newsletter: www.behavioralgrooves.com 

The Super Age: Decoding our Demographic Destiny: https://amzn.to/3tYus39 

Dolly Chugh, Episode 230, How Good People Fight Bias: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/how-good-people-fight-bias/

Musical Links

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTa_gJkYwI 

Ella Fitzgerald, live in Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5WQfkRZKFc 

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