I’ve been meaning to post this article from The New York Times on my blog for a few weeks now. It was published in the Times on Jan. 9, and I promptly emailed it to myself with the subject line: “next blog post.” Apparently my definition of “next” is flexible…but here it is regardless. It’s not time-sensitive material, so I’m hoping you’ll still appreciate it. Some experts talk about how to live life to the fullest, with no regrets. Who are these experts, you ask? Over 1,000 older Americans from different economic, educational, and occupational backgrounds surveyed in a Cornell University study, who have more than enough life experience between them to give us all a few tips. Here’s my favorite:
A 75-year-old man said, “You are not responsible for all the things that happen to you, but you are completely in control of your attitude and your reactions to them.” An 84-year-old said, “Adopt a policy of being joyful.” (The New York Times, 1/9/2012)
Comment and let me know your favorites!