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Eesti Rahvusringhääling - Estonia | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Bowie helped us deal with growing old

Musician David Bowie died on Sunday at the age of 69. Commenting on the website of the Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling psychologist Kätlin Konstabel describes him as a role model: "I realised through these two albums [Earthling and Outside] that this is the right way to grow old - one in which the year of birth is just a number in your passport. … Esprit, mental agility and the desire to experiment - why should these things be reserved for the young? Or for so-called artists? And the courage to look life in the eyes? … No, we can't expect everyone to be seriously ill and bring out a chart-topping album when they are on the brink of death - but we should reflect from time to time on ourselves, on our lives and the meaning of life, regardless of how old we are or what we do for a living. We must have the courage to consciously change. Not only in music but also in life."

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