Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

Advice From People With 60 Years Of Life Experience. #4 And #7 Are So True!

Some older redditors with over 60 years worth of life experience were asked, “what advice or tips would you give to someone half your age?”

Here are some of their wise replies:

#1. “The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them as such.” -wizard10000

#2. “Don’t chase with your hormones. Attractive people, because of their attractiveness, are seriously overrated. Choose the woman or man for your life by the quality of their character, the warmth of their heart, the kindness in their soul. Really, even if she or he is not the hottest, seek the company of others whose company you really enjoy. The person you marry may be the person who keeps you out of a nursing home. Bodies age and fade, but a deep and abiding love lasts a lifetime.” -duckmagnumduck

#3. “Books. Read them. All the cliches apply (sunblock, flossing, travel). But don’t stop reading books, lots and lots and lots of books. Crappy ones, disturbing ones, difficult ones, fun ones. You can only live your one tiny life, but with books, you can live thousands more.” -cipherdexes

#4. “Remember that life is like a bank account: You don’t want to spend everything you have right away, but you don’t want to be a miser and save every penny. Yes, you’re only young once, but, with any luck, you’ll also be old at some point. Plan on a career, but don’t let it overcome the rest of your life. Take care of yourself, but don’t make it an obsession. Focus on your kids, but leave room in your life for yourself. Save enough money so that you’ll have enough for the future and for emergencies, but spend enough now to avoid looking back with regret.” -tfsd

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