100 Life Tips From 100-Year Olds

100 Life Tips From 100-Year Olds

We all want to live to be 100, and some people succeed! When asked, people who are at least 100 years old gave advice on how to live a full life. Some are direct quotes, some are ideas; some are funny, others deep, but they are all useful:

  • Invest in quality pieces of clothing, as they never will go out of style.
  • Go out every day, even if it’s just a quick walk around the block.
  • “Exercise, to me, is totally unnecessary. I think it’s mostly overrated.”
  • Skip the vitamins, and take everything the doctor’s say with a grain of salt.
  • Fall in love, get married and have lots of sex.
  • Keep your hate to yourself, and don’t hurt other people for any reason.
  • “Don’t ever give up on love.”
  • You are the only one in control of your life.
  • Make time in your day or life to cry.
  • Don’t worry about they money, just travel.
  • Never compare your life to others; it will only make you unhappy.
  • If you’re embarrassed to be romantically involved with someone, you shouldn’t be with him or her.
  • Do at least one thing every day that’s just for you.
  • “Don’t be a cheapskate.”
  • Find out what your passion is, and then go live it.
  • “Forgive.”
  • Things usually work out all their own.
  • “Choose the right parents.”
  • Get a pet, since life can be lonely and pets are great reminders we are all living things that need love.
  • Decide what you believe in, no matter what religion or non-religion is it, and live it fully.
  • Adaptation is key.
  • Take the time to mourn losses.
  • Never give up.
  • Walk every day.
  • “Drink the faucet water.”
  • Don’t die because you want to.
  • Don’t strive for the elusive “happiness,” just try to be satisfied.
  • Love people. Find something in every person you can love.
  • Education is something no one can ever take away.
  • “Think positive.”
  • Exercise every morning, and don’t start your day until you do.
  • Be active, and do it your way.
  • If you stay positive, you can get through anything. Negativity is poison.
  • “For years I would not take any medicines at all. I don’t think they do much, and lots of times the doctor is using you as a guinea pig.”
  • “Don’t die too early.”
  • Just keep moving ahead, no matter what.
  • Involve yourself in your community, as there are always problems that need to be solved.
  • Keep young people of all different races, ages and creeds around you.
  • “Just keep going.”
  • Longevity is because of walking, and not being strapped down in the back of
  • Give all kinds of activities a try, from ballet to tai chi and everything in between.
  • “I put my health down to whiskey and cigarettes. I only drink when I’m out, but my doctor said I wouldn’t be alive without them. I’m still alive, and I can lift my elbows—it’s great.”
  • Have fun like you did when you were a kid. Don’t tire yourself out with too many rules.
  • Have olive oil, veggies, fish, rice and lean meat in your diet.
  • You don’t need to retire, but if you do, make it a lot older than 65.
  • When a doctor suggests a surgery or a test, ask him if he would have his spouse or kids go through the same thing.
  • Take the stairs and always carry your own stuff.
  • Take inspiration from Robert Browning’s poem ‘Abt Vogler,” and make big art throughout your entire life.
  • Having fun is the bets way to forget about pain.
  • Don’t obsess over material things, because you can’t take them with you when you go.
  • Science alone isn’t the answer.
  • Choose a role model, and seek to achieve more then him or her.
  • Contribute to society. Work as a volunteer or keep working to achieve your goals.
  • “This is some advice for the ladies. Don’t marry an older man, marry a younger one.”
  • Try not to worry, just live your life.
  • Have self-confidence and trust that you can handle whatever comes your way.
  • Keep your diet simple with fruits, vegetables, and a little meet.
  • Pay for everything outright.
  • Stay busy doing what you like to do.
  • “You gotta have good genes.”
  • Sometimes all you need is luck.
  • “The secret to longevity is ice cream.”
  • Quit when you’re ahead.
  • Take care of your mind as much as you take care of your body.
  • Humor is the best way to survive the difficulties of life.
  • Laughing at yourself is a great way to stop other people from laughing at you.
  • Stay curious and interested in the world beyond your aches and pains.
  • It doesn’t matter what your passion it, just live it.
  • “Age is not a disease.”
  • “Don’t get hurt.”
  • Honesty is always the best policy. If you’re honest with other people, they will be honest with you. Plus, lies are stressful.
  • If you have an open mind, nothing is too strange.
  • You learn more listening to other people than trying to tell them what you already know.
  • Love what you do.
  • “Take naps every day.”
  • Stick it out with your family, since you only get one.
  • Take time to appreciate the small things that make life lovely.
  • Do something interesting every day.
  • Keep learning to keep your mind active and your soul happy.
  • Sleep well and enjoy your dreams.
  • Be involved in lots of activities. Try out bingo, Zumba, chair yoga, or whatever you want.
  • Be loveable.
  • “I take a drink of Scotch every day. And I feel great afterward.”
  • “Keep kosher.”
  • “I don’t let anything upset me, especially traffic.”
  • If someone is stressing or arguing, leave the room. You need to be around people that lift you up.
  • Keep away from junk food and mind your own business.
  • Laughter is what keeps people healthy.
  • Find your special tools and use them. Whether it’s your words, your camera, or anything else.
  • Eat well, be with your friends, and stay busy.
  • “Have a good wife, two scotches a night, and be easygoing.”
  • Stay responsible for something, as it will enhance your life in many ways.
  • Enjoy a widespread curiosity for life.
  • March to the beat of your own drum.
  • “Don’t smoke, don’t drink, and don’t retire.”
  • Take everything one day at a time.
  • Make the best it life when bad things happen.
  • “I ate prunes every single day.”
  • Don’t overanalyze, just do what you have to do.
  • “Sleep well, have a Bailey’s Irish Cream before bed if you have a cold—you will wake up fine the next morning.”

Take what you will from this advice, and go live your life.

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