How to Age Gracefully

Advice from an older person to a younger one. My favorites:

  1. No matter what anyone says, stay weird.
  2. Go easy on the makeup. You’re not as ugly as you think.
  3. Always be kind to your family. You’ll need each other when things get tough.
  4. Stop caring so much about what other people think. They are not thinking about you at all.
  5. Always tell the truth.
  6. One cat is enough cat.
  7. Spend all your money. Otherwise, your kids are going to do it for you.
  8. Cultivate younger friends. Otherwise, yours will all die off.
  9. Don’t listen to other people’s advise. Nobody else knows what the hell they’re doing.


This is my advice: Listen to an eight-year-old. Stay WEIRD!

What is your advice?



49 thoughts on “How to Age Gracefully

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      • The only advice I could add was something my coach told me years and years ago – stretching is the most important thing you can do NOW, everyday, to ensure you have good mobility as you age.
        Now that I’m much older, I appreciate the wisdom of those words as so many of my cohorts are complaining about knee and hip problems.
        Move it and stretch it, or lose it.

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