Secret of happy long life

jayababy By jayababy, 13th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Age is only number of years that has got nothing to do to work even after retirement.

Life after retirement

Most Indians feel that they have become too old to do anything worthwhile, once they cross the age of sixty. Those who work in government offices and private limited companies usually retire between the ages of 58 and 60. After retirement many of them suddenly find it difficult to pass their time. They feel as though life itself has become a burden.

It is foolish to think so because there were many men and women who kept themselves busy right till the end of their life. They never gave up whatever they wished to achieve in life.

In our own country we had Morarji Desai who became the Prime Minister in 1977 when he was 81. Now, our Hon ’ble president, Mrs Prathibha Patil, did not sit quietly at this age.

The famous Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso was busy drawing and engraving at the age of 90. He had already completed 20,000 paintings in his life. Great German writer, Johann Goethe was 81 years old when he finally finished his masterpiece, Faust, in the summer of 1831. Sir Winston Churchill published the first part of his four-volume work, ‘A History of the English Speaking Peoples’, in 1956, at the age of 82. Another great painter, sculptor and poet was Italian Michelangelo, who was praised for his great works of art, did not idle even at the age of 88. He was busy working on his masterpiece, painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. He was able to complete the marble statue called the ‘The Rondanini Pieta’, a few days before his death in 1564.

Japan’s Shigechiyo Izumi attained the unbelievable age of 118 in 1983. He had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records, as the longest living human being in the world. A newspaper reporter asked him for the secret of his longevity. He replied in just two, “NOT WORRYING”.

So, it is not age that is of importance. We should have zeal for life for there lies the secret of happiness. Older people can spend even an hour in gardening or walking to keep themselves physically fit. We should always remember that the quality of life is more important than the sheer quantity of years. Moderate exercise and some hobby is essential for the elderly.


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author avatar Buzz
14th Nov 2011 (#)

Great article, jaya. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Funom Makama
16th Nov 2011 (#)

This is a Star Page. My Dad is retired but active in agriculture. I love this piece and I think I better start planning for my retirement right now.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Nov 2011 (#)

Loved this article, jayababy, and what great examples you have brought to our attention.. Well done on a great page..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful. thank you jayababy!!!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks jayababy, let us all live a fulfilling life right till the end. Thanks for inspiring examples, especially of Michelangelo, painting the ceiling of a chapel at 88! What more do we need to get inspired! siva

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author avatar Sheila Newton
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for telling me age is just a number - I needed that! At 62, I need all the reassurance I can get!!
Wonderful article - so well penned.

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