The moral of the story. Enjoy life. Eat, drink, and be merry, but practice moderation. When it's your time, it's your time. Would you rather enjoy your life to the fullest and die at 70, or deny yourself and "eat like a rabbit" and live to 90 but spend your last 15 years drooling in some nursing home bed.
Tell ya what wise guy...I’m in my 40s and never married. Looks like I will be getting married finally in a year or two and then with a little luck, have my first baby just before hitting the half century mark.
Tell me again why its a waste of my time to try to live to be 90. I dare ya to try! You can convince yourself you are doing the right thing by being a lazy fat slob, but you will never convince me to be like you. You dam lazy fat slob.
“If a man denies himself strong drink, fine cigars and loose women he won’t live forever but it’ll sure feel like it! “
Depends. If I can be like Louie Zamperini when I’m in my 90’s, I’ll take it.
Zamperini is the subject of the book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, the writer of “Seabiscuit”. He was a distance runner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics (met Hitler personally). He then fought in the Pacific theater in WW2. He survived a crash landing in the ocean and was adrift at sea for 50 days, battling sharks, starvation, dehydration and an attack from a Japanese fighter plane. He ended up spending two years in the horrible Japanese POW camps, where he endured daily beatings, more starvation and dysentery.
He returned home after the war and fell into alcoholism. He ended up at a Billy Graham rally in order to keep his wife from divorcing him, and was ultimately converted. He has since forgiven his torturers personally, carried the Olympic torch thru the town in which he was imprisoned, and spent his life leading others to Christ.
I had the pleasure of seeing him speak live at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusade last night in Anaheim, CA. It was amazing. He is amazing.
If you haven’t read the book “Unbroken”, I strongly recommend it. It is truly life changing.
True to an extent. The day I need to enter a nursing home is the day I want to die peacefully in my sleep. However, I'd much rather have that day come when I'm 85 or 90 then when I'm 70. So I'm going to take care of myself the best I can in the meantime while still eating and drinking pretty much anything I want.
Exercise is important. When I was turning 40, I was one of those "allergic to exercise" kind of people. I had ballooned to over 300 pounds and felt lousy most of the time. Just climbing a flight of stairs would get me to huffing and puffing and I'd get dizzy.
So I got a dog and started walking several times a day, working my way up to 6-10 miles daily. Definitely four miles in the morning (full hour and 15 minutes) and whatever I can squeeze in after that. Lost a ton of weight and have enough energy to dash up several flights of stairs without losing breath. Still get to have my steak and beer too.