Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
We asked three unique and lovely centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets.
The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly citizen with a lot of experience is truly an inspiration and motivation.
Here’s what others had to say:
“I don’t have many failures. If I make a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding.”
“I don’t have many failures. If I’m making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding”
I think this is a motto everybody should be adapting, especially creative types.
I’m 79 living alone now. I lost my beautiful wife of 25 years 10 years ago when she was only 60. I’ve been through hell trying to cope with all the obvious things that come with such a devastating event, but I’ve gotten to know and help myself more and more as time goes on, erasing bad memories and loving the good ones. I know my wife is up there helping me, so I’m going for 105 like my Uncle Ed did! Great video, Thank you all. Stay HAPPY and live on! From Mike in Minnesota
It sounds like the key to living a long life is to stay busy, optimistic, and grateful.
This is the best motivational video on Youtube.
Living up until you are very old , without big illnesses and having done everything you have wanted in life must be the biggest satisfaction one can feel.
I’m 70 and the small bit of advice I can give is this: Don’t take life so seriously. You will visit here only once, so have a good time… and kiss your mother.
I used to work in a nursing home, I asked a 103yo the secret to a long life. He told “don’t forget to breath!”. I laughed at the time but it has multiple layers really.
I love how Emilia talked about being always lucky. Even though she described her children dying before her, she still considers herself lucky. That’s such an amazing perspective. You can tell she means it too.
I’ve always been scared to get old because I got so accustomed to going out and seeing just angry elderly people all the time making it seem like the longer you’re here, the more bitter you get. So I always love when I see happy elderly folks, it gives me a warm feeling in my heart.
I hope to become 100 years old, and when someone age 70 comes up to me, I’ll go “hello young man”. That would crack me up!