We never learn. People make the same mistakes generation after generation. Here, distilled, are the things that we should all learn about life as we get older (and we're all getting older). Rules for Ageing is a rich source of amusement for anyone who is getting on a bit, and offers genuinely good advice to those still young enough to learn. And if you refuse to take on board the wisdom of this book's advice? Well, that's human nature. With a wry sense of humour, here is the most realistic, practical, pleasurable, and, most importantly, painless advice you will ever get.