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Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I’ve done all that I wanted to do. As long as I can be helpful and keep going. That’s the main thing. My name is Clifford, but call me Cliff Crozier and I was born on the 6th of September 1915. Makes me now a hundred and one. born in Birkenhead in the Wirral, Cheshire. Apart from the war and the time I was at college, I’ve been everywhere in my life. I’ve been retired now for thirty-eight years. It always pleases me though that I can keep robbing the government with my pension. hmm It’s just that you keep going. It’s only a number. A hundred and one is only a number and you live for the day. A spot of whiskey occasionally helps… …although it’s not on National Health. I have a pile of fond memories. I sometimes sit down in my chair and think of my past, and I try to sort of reorganize the story about these people that I have got in my mind and mix them up together first, and then pair them all. (laughs) And I think there are quite a few people out there that would be… …very very happy to be together because they are such lovely people that they are. Amelia Tereza Harper. Tereza, It’s Tereza because it’s Czechoslovakian. A hundred and three, my goodness me. Three is my lucky number. I have always been lucky. I’ve never been unlucky, touch wood. Oh, there’s wood underneath there. I was in Czechoslovakia when I was a young girl… …and I was living with my grandparents because my father was a prisoner of war. We came over to England to be with our father when he was released from the war. Everything makes me happy. I love talking to people. I like doing things. I like going out shopping. Once I go out shopping I don’t want to come back. (laughs) I don’t think there’s anything I really need to do… …because I’ve done practically everything that I ever wanted to do in the past. I’ve got beautiful memories you know. I can live happily forever after because of my lovely memories.

100 thoughts on “Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds


  • Some of their Regrets-
    1) I wasted a lot of time in my childhood,entertainment and that sort of thing.
    2) Devasted when child died but life moves on, think a lot about their children.
    3) Would have studied more and harder ;Sooner you start studying – the better.
    4) Communicate and speak with your parents;
    5) Happily married and happily living is finest remedy for all illness – everything in harmony.
    6) Have to keep up with the time.
    7) Be as independent as you can, but don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
    8) Behave well with other people – will be repaid in hundredfold.

  • I don't understand. Why does he regret not leaving college because he was sick? Wasn't it smarter to stay at college so he didn't mess up his grades? How did he fail his father by not going home? Why didn't the father send a letter to him asking him first whether or not he wanted to be picked up from college and taken back home? I think his father was being an idiot. What a silly regret. Unless I'm missing a lot of context.

  • I'm 72 and regret hours wasted on television and computer instead of playing with grandchildren and beloved dogs and cats. This gadget is too addictive.
    The British drink tons of tea beginning at dawn…not fancy-shmancy tea but Typhoon and Constant Comment sorts of tea. with sugar and milk. They also love a tart conversation among themselves, instead of the icky saccharin of Americans. They love word games and crosswords and have lots of poetry on the tip of their tongue, which keeps their mind keen. In spite of this nostalgic village here, the British are wacky and don't mind if you are as well!

  • I like how they derive tremendous joy from little things like music, shopping and talking to people. These days we take things like that for granted. I think living long is mostly having the right mindset

  • i learned alot from old people my mom use to work as nurse in a retirement home when i was very little its sad thought people with great stories only have so much time.

  • Genuine love is a real remedy. Don't be reluctant to ask for help if you need it. Keep right on to the end of the road. Love given out will be returned a hundred fold.. Beautiful people 🙌💛🙌

  • watching this in the morning while raining outside is probably the best thing I've done today. hope someday I can have that kind of optimism and positiveness they all three had

  • So less stress, no regrets, feeling lucky, happy memories, good people around you and a wonderful marriage, be kind and helpful to others helps live longer? Definitely need to feel happier and less stress. I think not smoking and drinking is enough to be healthy anymore. Stress and expensive healthy food is a problem. Can't change it so need to change my reaction to the stresses of life…that is the challenge this 2020! To not stress about stressful situations especially the ones I cannot control. How do you deal with a husband that mows the grass occasionally but wants dinner cooked every night? I want a happy/fair marriage.

  • Its hard to imagine they all lived through the great depression, WWII, the sexual revolution, founding of the internet and social media. They have lived through a lot. I doubt any of them are on Twitter.

  • YOLO! You only live once why not make the most of it 👍🏽👍🏽 love this video. Dec 31st 2019 thanks

  • Absolutely adorable and so heart warming. They all look marvellous for their age – I wish my Mum could have lived to 100 years of age and in such good health😰

  • Here's the best life lesson – become a politician in a western democracy – they pay you well, give you great perks and all you have to do is release gas at regular intervals.

  • I never have failures . If the bread fails, it becomes pudding.
    We ate lots of fresh food
    Marry. Get closer and closer.
    Keep up with changing times.
    People give up too easily these days.
    Keep right on til the end of the road.

  • They all have that silly look on their face, I'm going to start making that face hopefully I will live longer,……. also fresh food!!

  • My grandma passed away 2 days ago at 90. Her name was Rakhima. She used to whisper something herself when nobody is there, but I never understood what she was whispering. When I was busy with my PC games, she used to bring the chair and sit next to me and talk to me even though I wasn't looking at her. She said nicely: "Sorry to bother you from your game, but I talk to you","Sure, grandma!" and I kept playing. She could tell me stories on and on. I don't remember any negative thing she said about her past, she was always positive and could remember with a smile on her face. Rest in Peace. May Allah bless your soul, grandma.

  • I think longevity has more to do with genetics and in some cases just plain good fortune. My grandparents lived to 100 even though Grandpa chained smoked all his life and Grandma was an obese diabetic who couldn't survive without her sweets. On the other hand, I have lost close friends in their 50's to early 70's who exercised daily, kept their weight down and never smoked or abused alcohol or drugs. Nevertheless they died young from heart or lung conditions or various cancers. I also strongly believe that our food supply was much cleaner and less processed before the 1950's. The Standard American Diet is a recipe for disaster in itself.

  • The world was a better place back then, they were the lucky few with good genes, good marriages, good jobs, and few accidents…… Not too many make it to see 100.

  • This video made in 2015.
    They were toddlers in ww1, witnessed the rise of facism, lived thru ww2, lived long enough to witness another rise in worldwide facism.
    I don't know how they remain so placid.

  • This brightens up your day hearing elderly folks give advice on living a long happy life they didnt make it that far for no reason

  • What amazed me, and I don't know if that's the same deal in other countries. But in mine and I see it English speaking ones those old folk are well-spoken, they pronounce correct versions of their native languages. Don't know why maybe because discipline in schools and home were better then.

  • They all have pretty much a glass half full outlook on every topic they speak about. Crazy how much power positive energy has on ones existence. Truly remarkable!

  • I think the most important things in life I would say I try and do are:

    Have complete respect for yourself, do NOT put anyone before you, you are most important and if someone does not appreciate or respect you for who you are, walk away, be strong because YOU are worth more than anyone else.

    Love deeply when you can, give your all for the ones you love, do not hold back, because love is an amazing feeling and it’s what we humans are so special for possessing.

    Laugh, smile, and be happy. Sadness is wasted energy, get through the sad times but remember that good times are ahead.

    Be careful. Don’t put others at risk from your behaviour. Remember everything you do has an effect on someone else’s life. We are all people and we all have feelings. Don’t get in that car when you have had too much to drink, don’t risk someone else’s little life for your selfishness.

    Live everyday to the full. I think this is a great statement but it can be confused more than not. This doesn’t mean you need to live everyday like your gonna die the next because that’s just not practical. I like this statement because it means every day you should do whatever you are doing to the best of your ability, your interactions with people make them positive and happy, make your existence someone else’s happiness. Go to work, go to the gym, try your best and look through the stress and replace that with motivation to do better.

    Look at yourself in the mirror. You are you, you can’t change who you are. You are amazing. You one the biggest lottery going, you are here you are living, breathing, thinking, doing life. How amazing is that! You can think for yourself! The world is your oyster, you can do anything you want! Life os utterly amazing don’t for get that.

    These are easier said than done, but if everyone done this the world would be a better place. Bring on 2020 🙂

  • Man I’m scared of growing old. It’s my one true fear. Just the fear of not accomplishing everything that I feel I need to do and being unable to complete it due to age.Rn I’m 15, and hopefully I can do something with my life that I can look back on and be grateful for all the memories. It’s quite a difficult time for me at the moment, but I hope things can brighten up for me🤞

  • just fascinating how they can pass as in their 70s; their mind is sharp at over 100, very healthy in mind & body.

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