WILL I LIVE TO BE 80
I recently picked a new primary care physician.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I
was doing "fairly well" for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't
resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"
He asked, "Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic
beverages?" "Oh no," I replied.
"I'm not doing drugs, either." Then he asked, "Do you
eat rib-eye steak and barbecued ribs?" I said, "No,
my other doctor said that all red meat is very
unhealthy!" "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun,
like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"
"No, I don't," I said. He asked, "Do you gamble, drive
Or have a lot of sex?" "No," I said. "I don't do any
of those things." He looked at me and said,
"Then why do you give a damn?"
Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)