Advice From People With 60 Years Of Life Experience. This Is Epic. #5 & #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

#5.Your life is not as serious as you think it is.” -mama146

#6. When you meet someone for the first time, realize that you know nothing about them. You see race, gender, age, clothes. Forget it. You know nothing. Those biased assumptions that pop into your head because of the way your brain likes categories, are limiting your life, and others’ lives.” -rareas

#7. A friend will come running if you call them at 2am; everyone else is an acquaintance.” -wizard10000

#8. Always keep moving, even if just walking.” BlushRedTail

#9. Knees are important. Cherish them.” -electronicat

#10. Always buy the orange properties in Monopoly.” -chillystumps

#11. Pay your bills and stay the hell out of debt. If I could have paid myself all the money I’ve paid out in interest over the years, I’d be retired already.” -eey0r3

#12. Floss regularly, dental problems are awful. -adw2323

#13. Listen more than talk. And “listening” doesn’t mean waiting for the other person to shut up so you can start talking again.” -YesRocketScience

#14. Stop taking life so seriously. Enjoy today. One day you will look back and wonder “I was so energetic why didn’t I enjoy it.” Ladies (I have two daughters) while relationships are nice to have, you do not NEED a man. Focus on yourself, your future and career first. Everyone, work hard for what you have. No one is entitled to handouts. And last, learn to manage money. Invest young. You will need it later.” -hrdmn10

#15. If I knew I was gonna live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” -aabbccatx

#16. “The right job is the job you love some days and can tolerate most days and still pays the bills. Almost nobody has a job they love every day.” -aabbccatx

#17. “Go places. Do things. If you have the means or not. Pack a bag and go wherever you can afford to go. While you have no dependents, don’t buy stuff. Any stuff. See the world. Look through travel magazines and pick a spot. GO!” -duckdelicious

#18. Don’t take anyone else’s advice as gospel. You can ask for advice from someone you respect, then take your situation into consideration and make your own decision. Essentially, take your own advice. But don’t take my advice.” -jbarbacc

Reading this reminded me of the things my sweet grandmother used to tell me. I wish she was still around.

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