This was a very difficult job because what I remember is coloured by the prejudices of long years but it is written without hindsight. We can all be wiser with hindsight. I mentioned my aim to write this article last night in company. I was challenged to offer advice to my 100 year old self.
In no particular order these words are words of advice to myself at one hundred
If you have made it this far it speaks wonders for modern science and the ability of prescription drugs to aid longevity
Have more things to do than you have days to finish them.
Complain not – except by silent sufferance
Recognise I have only reached this age with the love given to me by loved ones.
Remain curious and investigate things you don’t understand
Develop a positive attitude
Don’t be bullied into anything
Understand stubbornness is recessive energy
Eat drink and be merry because almost everyone you knew is now dead
Dying is natural so give it a go without fear.