Awhile back I wrote a post about some of my favorite lessons and advice from old people.
See 10 Favorite Life Lessons from Seniors.
Every once in a while, it just seems like it’s time to take stock and do that kind of thing. So here I go with more life lessons from the older folks. Hopefully one day I’ll be wise like these people. But for now I feel like there’s so much more about life that I don’t know than what I do know. I do know one thing: Chicken eggs should go pointy side down in the carton because (1) it keeps the yolk better centered and (2) Jodi said so.
“Don’t give into every ache and pain and be thankful for every day that you have on this earth, and enjoy your family. You can’t change anything by thinking about it. Whatever is going to be is going to be, and your worrying and concerning yourself is not going to change it one little bit.”Frank, 88 (Source: Legacyproject.Human.Cornell.edu)
Moving in Circles
“Well, who have you helped? What circles do you move in? Some people I’ve known, they never helped anybody. They were never in any circles – they lived their own life totally unto themselves. You know what? Nobody would go to their funerals. It would be as though they never passed by on earth. So if I stick my head in a hole and think of just myself, and I don’t try to do some good and get out and interact and use my braints to help people, then nobody will come to my funeral. And I’ll deserve it!”Joshua, 74 (Source: Legacyproject.Human.Cornell.edu)
“Have a pet. Life gets lonely sometimes. Pets are reminders of how we’re all living things.”Anonymous (Source: Mentalfloss.com)
“Always listen to the other person. You’ll learn something. Try to sit back, because you will learn a lot more listening to others than telling them what you know.”Anonymous (Source: Mentalfloss.com)
“I don’t like stress. I can’t stand arguing. If anybody is fussing, I’m gone. I like to be around positive people, people who lift you up not bring you down.”Anonymous (Source: Mentalfloss.com)
“I drink the faucet water.”Adrine Lee (Source: Mentalfloss.com)
Career Part 1
“I would have been a better leader if I had been less cocky in my early career, and more confident in my middle career.”Anonymous (Source: Time.com)
Career Part 2
“I switched fields twice in my academic career — I believed the entire experience was part of growing up. The lesson here for young people: Do not hesitate to switch interests, majors, or fields of concentration. Find your preference or your passion, then focus on it to your heart’s content.”Jose M. Faustino (Source: Time.com)
“Stuff is just stuff. Hoard time instead.”Anonymous (Source: 101mobility.com)
“When you wake up in the morning, think of one wonderful thing, even if yesterday was the worst day ever, and be thankful for it. Then, keep going.”Anonymous (Source: 101mobility.com)