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40 valuable pieces of advice from 90-year-olds for living a fulfilling life

40 valuable pieces of advice from 90-year-olds for living a fulfilling life

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40 Pieces Of Advice From 90-Year-Olds

A 32-year-old asked 90-year-olds what advice they would give their younger selves and they delivered

Sahil Bloom, a writer, asked 90-year-olds what advice they would give their younger selves and received 40 valuable life lessons.

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1. Now and then, break out the fancy china and drink the good wine for no reason at all.

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2. Dance at weddings until your feet are sore.

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3. Tell your partner you love them every night before falling asleep. Someday you’ll find the other side of the bed empty and wish you could.

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4. Don’t fear sadness, as it tends to sit right next to love.

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5. Treat your body like a house you have to live in for another 70 years.

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6. Never raise your voice, except for at a ballgame.

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7. Do one good deed every single day, but never tell anyone about it.

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8. Time doesn't heal anything when it comes to relationships. Don't delay difficult conversations.

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9. Find the things that make your eyes light up. Do more of those.

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10. Always remind yourself that your track record for making it through your bad days is perfect.

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11. If something has a minor issue, repair it. Minor issues become major issues over time. Applies equally to love, friendships, health, and home.

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12. The most damning lie you can tell is the lie you tell to yourself.

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13. No one has ever argued their way to happiness.

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14. If you’re going to lose a fight, make sure the other person thinks twice before fighting you again.

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15. Getting old is no picnic, but it's much better than the alternative.

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16. You may occasionally disappoint others, but make sure to never disappoint yourself.

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17. Never let a good friendship atrophy. Send the text, make the call, plan the trip. Good friendships must be treasured.

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18. When you meet someone, look them in the eye, give a firm handshake, and call them by their name.

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19. Give everybody a second chance, but never a third.

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20. The "good old days" are always happening right now.

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21. Whenever you hug someone, make sure they are the one to let go first.

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22. If it's raining on a warm summer evening, go outside and dance in it.

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23. Taking no risk is the biggest risk you can take. Regret from inaction is always more painful than regret from action.

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24. It doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be wonderful.

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25. When in doubt, love. We can always use more love.

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26. Looking presentable is a matter of self-respect.

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27. When you’re feeling down, smile at yourself in the mirror for a full minute.

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28. Travel as much as you can. Collect one token from every trip to remember it by.

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29. If there's something bothering you, ask yourself whether it will matter in one month. If not, let it go right now.

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30. Stop trying to change people who don’t want to be changed.

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31. You may win the argument, but if you lose the friend, what was the point?

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32. Stubborn pride is the downfall of many men and women. Learn to forget the slight hurts and avoid grudges.

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33. Do one thing that challenges your mind every single day. A crossword puzzle, math problem, anything. Daily “exercise” will keep your mind sharp for the long haul.

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34. If something isn't working and your gut tells you to try harder, first ask whether there's just an easier way to do it.

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35. Allow your kids to fail. You will hate it, but it's so important.

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36. There’s nothing wrong with shedding old relationships as you grow and change.

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37. No amount of money is ever worth trading for your peace of mind.

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38. If your kid wants to dance in line at the store, join them.

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39. Smile and say good morning to strangers on the street.

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40. Laugh loudly and unapologetically whenever you feel like it.

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Seek Wisdom

Ask your older loved ones the question and see what they say!

Wisdom from years and years of life.

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