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From seven to 93, this is how to age gracefully

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This is how you do it.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

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Growing up and getting older can both be terrifying in their own right. The quest for advice on how to do both is never-ending.

Canada’s CBC Radio’s Wire Tap, a Saturday afternoon talk show, may have the answer to both. As the show ends its 11 years run, the station released a video titled “How to Age Gracefully.”

The video is features a life-affirming compilation of advice given by 7- to 93-year-olds.

A 7-year-old commences with: ”let go already,” to six-year-olds worried about training wheels on their bikes. The video beautifully winds through the phases of life, one piece of wisdom at a time—”stop panicking,” “always tell the truth,” “one cat is enough cats,” “indulge on your sweet tooth”—all the way to the most important, delivered from a 93-year-old to a 91-year-old: “Don’t listen to other people’s advice. Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing.”

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