By Shae Hadden | Bio
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love contains an interesting perspective on aging. For the Balinese, it is more important what day of the week you were born on than the year you were born in. One of the characters, a Balinese medicine man named Ketut, knows only that his birthday is on Thursday and that he was an adult in WWII. His estimates of his age vary daily, depending on how tired or upbeat he’s feeling.
Imagine what life might be like if you didn’t know what year you were born in….
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