There have been many reports in the newspapers about the death of the world’s oldest man (and second oldest person).
Walter Breuning died in the United States aged 114.
He had some wonderful words of wisdom on death and longevity.
He was quoted as saying – “We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die.”, and, “Everybody says your mind is the most important thing about your body. Your mind and your body. You keep both busy, and by God you’ll be here a long time.”
He worked for 50 years on the railways and retired at 67. But he kept working; he became the manager and secretary for the Freemasons organisation the Shriners, a position he held until he was 99.
© Peter Gauld LL.B.
Peter J. R. Gauld LL.B
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