An interview with Brian Orend, author of Seizure the Day, and Aging Horizons Bulletin

Ruth Dempsey: What do you hope people will take away from your book?

Brian Orend: People with chronic conditions are, in general, less happy than those without. The average person, when asked to rank their overall life happiness on a scale of one to 10 will answer somewhere in the sevens, whereas those with chronic conditions will on average report somewhere in the six range. In other words, affliction is a substantial drag on human well-being.

Yet this drag should be resisted and, hopefully, overcome. Those with chronic conditions want to be happier. I hope my book will provide practical support and inspiration to those facing difficult conditions.

You can read the full interview between Brian Orend, author of Seizure the Day, and Aging Health Bulletin here.

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