George Will, well-known Washington Post conservative columnist, turned eighty on May 4th, and wrote a column called “What My Eighty Years Have Taught Me”. An “Eighty-Something” reader sent me a link. Then a cousin sent me a link. So I read it.
The column got 1.3 thousand comments. See https://wapo.st/2SJ4CQf
Everyone processes a change in decades in his/her own way. I left town with our family to celebrate my 50th at a Club Med. I can’t remember 60, but we gave a party for my 70th. We celebrated my 80th in a hospital room because of Peter's broken femur.
Peter sometimes talks about his impending “Use By” date, and at 91 that’s OK. George Will tells us that one of the pluses of turning 80 is that one is well beyond the danger of dying young. Good point.
Some final advice:
“Exercise regularly. Eat sensibly. Die anyway.