We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did.

Jane Fonda

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About This Quote


Source: "Life's Third Act." TEDxWomen 2011. Dec. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: With this quote, actress, author, and fitness activist Jane Fonda presents a simple, but significant fact: people are living much longer than they did in the past. The quote is from Fonda's 2011 TED Talk about how we need to start thinking differently about aging, in light of the fact that we are living nearly an entire lifetime longer than we did just a few generations ago. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jane Fonda - Life's Third Act