Walter Breuning’s Pearl of Wisdom


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Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face.

Walter Breuning, world’s oldest man, dies at 114. He was just an ordinary man—no businessman, no celeb—spending his lifetime in Great Falls, Montana, U.S. The secret of his longevity is one thing to be remembered, if not cherised.

Here’s the world’s oldest man’s secret to a long life:

          Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. (“Every change is good.”)
          Eat two meals a day (“That’s all you need.”)
          Work as long as you can (“That money’s going to come in handy.”)
          Help others (“The more you do for others, the better shape you’re in.”)

Then there’s the hardest part. It’s a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.

“We’re going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” Breuning said.

I always admire an old soul like Mr. Breuning who sees life through the eyes of wisdom. Well done, sir.

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