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At sixty-five one is not merely twenty years older than one was at forty-five. One has exchanged an indefinite future--and one had a tendency to look upon it as infinite--for a finite future. In earlier days we could see no boundary-mark upon the horizon: now we do see one.

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Source Notes: The Coming of Age (part 2, "The Being-in-the-World"; chapter 6, "Time, Activity, History") (1970), trans. Patrick O'Brian (1972).

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Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908 April 14, 1986) was a French author, philosopher, and feminist. The scope of her work is broad; she was a novelist, political theorist, essayist, as well as biographer and autobiographer. She is best known for her work Le Deuxime Sexe (The Second Sex, 1949) which contained detailed analysis of women's oppression.

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