This tip comes from another anonymous contributor, who — like almost everyone who answered the survey — offers not one but three tips. Is this because I phrased the question too vaguely? But no, it’s very hard to select a single tip when your life in later years becomes a particular constellation of habits. People learn rather a lot about life in the first 50 or 60 or 70 years.
These particular tips form a physical, a mental and spiritual triangle advising daily exercise of body, mind, and spirit. They work together to bring multiple benefits and a solid basis for a healthy, happy old age. Thank you, Anonymous, for your thoughtful advice.
Q. Imagine a younger person telling you they want to achieve a happy, healthy old age. Give your very best tip, in 30 words or fewer.
A. Every day exercise for at least 30 minutes in a joyful way. Meditate for a minimum of 20 minutes every day. Focus on an act of love for others every day.
Q. Why did you choose to share that particular tip?
A. A balance of body and mind development is useful in the context of loving others.
Q. How old are you?
Q. Did you follow any advice that you were given about achieving a happy, healthy old age?