Category Archives: Almanac

Advice from the World’s Oldest Man

_ Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. (“Every change is good.”)

_ Eat two meals a day (“That’s all you need.”)

_ Work as long as you can (“That money’s going to come in handy.”)

_ Help others (“The more you do for others, the better shape you’re in.”)

Then there’s the hardest part. It’s a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: accept death.

“We’re going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” he said.

–Walter Breuning, died yesterday in Great Falls Montana at the age of 111

Timing

Whether I come into my own today, or in ten thousand years
I can cheerfully take it now–with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.

–Walt Whitman