We all want to remain healthy and avoid all ailments. In reward for doing all this we assume we will be happily ever after. No smoking, no over eating, exercising regularly, getting plenty of rest and avoiding exposure to any unhealthy environment was the recipe to follow. The question, however, is whether longevity is really a worthwhile goal.
Having followed most of these admonitions I find I have suddenly arrived at an age where I begin to wonder what should I have done differently to keep from deteriorating over too long a period of time. Unfortunately, as I type this, my vision, hearing, equilibrium and memory seem to be slipping.
I suppose the best advice we can give anyone is “Be careful what you wish for, it may not look or feel like what you expected.” This comes from a physician who suddenly found his age to be 90.