fbpx

How to Die

live long, live well, die old.

I am going to die. Fact. Not today, hopefully not anytime soon, but barring some amazing scientific advancement, there will be an end point. It’s a shame, but that’s the deal. The question then becomes how to live what time I have, and then how to die. We talk a lot about a vision for living, which is great. So I wanted to share my vision for dying.
I want to be 97 years old hiking with my wife in the Swiss Alps and then suddenly collapse from a massive coronary. Nice, right? No hospitals, long-term care, hospices, nasty smells or the other humiliations of age. In order to fulfill my vision I have to stay vital and healthy.
This is really the the crux of why I do what I do. All that work and effort is because I expect to live a long time, and I want that time to be healthy and filled with agency. To make that happen I need to do all this stuff we talk about in AGEIST. I am not alone. I know from all the email we get that there are thousands of you doing exactly the same thing with pretty much the same motivation: live long, live well, die old.

-Advertisement-
2,681FansLike
5,084FollowersFollow
2,062FollowersFollow

More Stories

The Importance of Sun-Proofing Your Eyes

We all know about the dangers that UV rays pose when it comes to our skin: skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles. But many people...

Artist John Mosler’s Show: The Decline of Intimacy

We have been following John Mosler’s radical career pivot for some time. We profiled John back in 2017. He had spent the previous decade...

Monika Gerber, 62, Just Say Yes

Just say yes and good things happen.For most of us, radical changes can be a daunting prospect. Leaving old habits behind and reinventing yourself...

Over-50 Shoe Solutions for the Modern Guy

Men’s style over 50 is always a bit of a confusing struggle. Should it be forward looking? Should I be wearing what I did...

How I Got My Teeth Tuned Up

Here's my tooth tale: Growing up in sunny Southern California, I was always outside having fun with my friends. A game of Marco Polo...