Saturday, May 04, 2013

Finishing Well in Life

I don't know how long I'm going to live. It doesn't make any difference to me. If I die tomorrow, that's fine. I'm ready to go. But I want to live until that last moment. I want to live a long, healthy life and die suddenly. I don't want to be flat on my back with Alzheimer's for five years before I pass away. That's my goal, and I think I'm doing the best possible things I can do to achieve that goal.
—Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder and CEO of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas

Whenever I check out my personal library at home, I almost always find something good when I pick out something to browse randomly. FINISHING WELL by Bob Buford is one. I bought this book way back in March 2010 and never quite looked at it again until now.

The above is one passage I particularly liked. I want to live a long, healthy life and die suddenly. The way we treat our bodies is so important. I'm glad I'm on the right path by eating well, keeping myself active physically (exercising regularly, traveling) and mentally (reading, writing), and not engaging in harmful habits such as smoking or imbibing. My goal is still being active, traveling, and engaging in my favorite hobbies when I reach my eighties.

I'll continue to read this book and share the gems I found as I go along. Happy weekend, everyone!

When a man dies, he dies not so much from the disease he has, but from the life he has lived. —Charles Peguy, Philosopher