EXTRAORDINARY, AND LONG

I feel and spout bravado.

Then I read the obituaries …

Then I tote up how many of them were older vs. younger than me.

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Getting old, and talking about it, is getting old and tired. And I’m getting older, but I don’t want to be tired or retired.

It’s hard to talk about being young when you’re told you are old, and it’s hard to appreciate anything about getting old when you are young. I know I gave it short shrift when I was young. I was young and relevant, and old people weren’t important or valued. My parents weren’t very old then, but they were ageing — and in time, their generation became the old ones, and they and their peers were not in my mainstream thinking. And now, I’m one of those.

If I start something, do I have the jam and energy and time to get it done?

I listened to a podcast yesterday — a weekly program from Dunlop & Walker; Dr. Michael Roizen from the Cleveland Clinic was talking. In part, he is promoting his new book due out soon. Moreover, he was preaching things that were magic to my ears about growing young, younger, and about remaking our bodies so we can live extraordinarily long lives: The Great Age Reboot (I’m ordering a copy) is being released later this year. Here is the link to the 1-hour podcast.

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I didn’t need Dr. Roizen’s advice to want to live longer — that belief I have, but he gives validation, and how-to advice to everyone planning to live much longer than anyone thinks we are supposed to, which inspires me.

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