SELF HELP

From seven to 93, this is how to age gracefully

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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