WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
AT LEAST SLOWING IT DOWN SOME
is easy to gravitate to roles society expects and we assume. Aging
is in large part self-imposed because as we get older we convince
ourselves we're supposed to slow down.
We don't grow old; rather we become
old by not growing. All things like to take the route of least resistance.
It is easier, less resistant to not learn more, not be creative,
not develop a new skill, not become more fit, increase strength or
develop athleticism. Being "too old" is an easy and convenient excuse.
Our body and mind rise to the challenges
we place upon them. Do nothing and you will become nothing. Be increasingly
inactive and you will achieve the ultimate inactivity - death. But
if we do something, we will be something.
It is amazing what the body and mind can do regardless of age. Here's
some proof and encouragement:
Achievers At An Advanced Age
1. At 100, Grandma Moses was painting.
2. At 94, Bertrand Russell was active in international peace drives
3. At 93, George Bernard Shaw wrote the play "Farfetched Fables."
4. At 91, Eamon de Valera served as president of Ireland.
5. At 91, Adolph Zukor was chairman of Paramount Pictures.
6. At 90, Pablo Picasso was producing drawings and engravings.
7. At 89, Mary Baker Eddy was directing the Christian Science Church.
8. At 89, Arthur Rubenstein gave one of his greatest recitals in
New York's Carnegie Hall.
9. At 89, Albert Schweitzer headed a hospital in Africa.
10. At 88, Pablo Casals was giving cello concerts.
11. At 88, Michelangelo did architectural plans for the Church of
Santa Maria degli Angeli.
12. At 88, Konrad Adenauer was chancellor of Germany.
13. At 85, Coco Chanel was the head of a fashion design firm.
14. At 84, W. Somerset Maugham wrote "Points of View."
15. At 83, Aleksander Kerensky wrote "Russia and History's Turning
16. At 82, Winston Churchill wrote "A History of the English-Speaking
17. At 82, Leo Tolstoy wrote "I Cannot Be Silent."
18. At 81, Benjamin Franklin effected the compromise that led to the
adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
19. At 81, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe finished "Faust."
20. At 80, George Burns won an Academy Award for his performance
"The Sunshine Boys."
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