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25 wisdom of a 99-year-old grandpa

Experts for life: The experiences of older people are often worth gold!
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We can all learn something from this grandfather

Who do we ask for advice when it comes to the really important things in life? Best a 99-year-old grandfather, who has experienced a lot!

With age comes the experience, it is always so beautiful. But is this statement true? For the journalist Macy Williams from the USA, the answer is clear: yes! And she has to know: her great-grandfather Andy Anderson celebrated his 99th birthday this year.

Of course, a man of such a proud age has already experienced and gained experience: love, loss, triumph and failure. For Macy, the life of her great-grandfather Andy is the purest inspiration. The 99-year-old has always remained true to himself and manages to make everyone laugh. Therefore, he is called by his family only "grinning grandpa".

Although Andy did not attend college, he still has a successful career as a dairy manager for a major supermarket chain. He was married to his wife until her death - almost 70 years! For him, it was love at first sight.

Andy will actually be a century old next year in May! He would like to spend his birthday with his family. "Although I'm 99 years old, I still learn and experience new things every day. You never stop learning. Age is not just a number. It's a badge for my life experience, "he says.

Macy does not want to benefit from this life experience alone. She wants to share the 25 most important lessons of her "grinning grandpa" with the world:

1. Always keep your sense of humor.

2. Never take too pity to start at the bottom.

3. Exercise everyday - even if you do not feel like it.

4. Do not spend more money than you earn.

5. Drink orange juice every day.

6. Love at first sight is not a fairytale.

7. Prefer to have a bad job when unemployed.

8. Eat mold and do not waste food.

9. Your family is the most valuable asset you will ever have in life.

10. Eat sausage every day - it did not hurt me.

11. Your life is sensitive. If you neglect yourself, you will ruin yourself.

12. Never fear to be yourself.

13. Everyone has too many clothes. Wear what you have and stop buying new parts.

14. You should be able to forgive. Even if you find it difficult.

15. Save your money now and spend it later.

16. Love is not always easy. Sometimes you have to work on it.

17. Find something funny in every situation.

18. If you are facing a problem, do not delay the solution. If there is no solution, just forget the problem.

19. Make sure to do what your heart beats for. Do not be afraid to realize your dreams.

20. Education is important, but not essential. Because even life itself can be education.

21. Explore the world and be curious.

22. Try not to take yourself too seriously.

23. My full name is William Bradford James Anderson and my initials remind me to ask me the question "Why be anyone?"

24. Have common sense. Think about the most reasonable answer in every situation. Without common sense you will fall on your nose.

25. Life is a gift that wants to be unpacked. It is up to you to decide if the gift will make you happy or unhappy. You make the decision yourself. You have the power.

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