“Old has always seemed to me,” a mentor told me, “whatever 10 years older than my current age was.” Thirty seems well beyond a man’s past-due date to a college student, and the Big 4-0 is one of man’s worst fears.
Yet advances in nutrition and medicine seem to suggest that men who live a certain way may live for a very long time.
Have enough money that you don’t need to stress about paying your bills. Remain engaged with the world on an intellecutal level. Charlie Munger said he must “look like a book with legs” to his children. Remain engaged with the broader world. All of these men were social animals, regularly sharing with wisdom and insights through speaking and book writing.
Famous American Men Over 80/American Octogenarians
Warren Buffett is 82 years old.
Is this man too old to enjoy life and run a multi-billion dollar company?
His lesser known partner, Charlie Munger, is 89.
Munger looks meaner than a rattlesnack. Would you like to have a battle of wits with this son of a bitch?
Munger’s secret to a long life? “The best armour of 0ld age is a well-spent life preceding it.” Also, “Don’t do cocaine. Don’t race trains. And avoid AIDS situations.”
Freemon Dyson is an 89 year old scientist.
Even in old age he’s seen as a rebel, as this book title about Dyson is entitled: “Scientist as Rebel.”
America’s greatest trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, is 84.
Can you give a better speech?
Hugh Hefner is 86.
What’s your notch count?
Larry King will celebrate his 80th birthday later this year.
Helio Gracie lived to be 94 (RIP).
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