Sunday, May 27, 2012

The secret to long life

"The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years."
David Ogilvy, 1911-1999.

Tips for making an after-sixty career work:
  • Stay healthy.
    A daily walk, a moderate diet, and very little alcohol.
  • Be as generous as you can.
    Volunteer, tip generously, practice kindness in daily interactions.
  • Keep working.
    Volunteering, part-time work, full-time work, writing, art, film making... whatever your work is... keep it up.
  • Take classes.
    Whatever interests you, including things like yoga.
  • Don't buy into other people's myths about age
    Old-age myths are pervasive and crippling. If you buy into them, they become real. If you don't they won't. Like Satchell Paige said, "If you didn't know how old you was, how old would you be?"

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