How to be old—we're all learning

Don’t worry about a bit of dust: tiny tip for a happy, healthy old age

All things in moderation—including dust

Don’t worry about a bit of dust.

It won’t kill you.

Moderation in all things. Best advice I ever got.

Thanks to Ole Lady Wiz for passing on this liberating advice! My grandmother used to say, “You’ve got to eat a peck of dirt before you die.” (That’s about 9 litres, I think, which may be hard to swallow. One litre per decade?)

If you are the hypothetical younger person to whom this tip is addressed—do you like it? It’s intended to help you achieve a happy, healthy old age.

A safe, shareable, shipshape home: podcast episode