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World’s oldest man calls ’em as he sees ’em

November 7, 2010

This video has been sitting in my “stuff to check out” queue for a few weeks, and after watching it, I’d say it was long overdue. Walter Breuning of Great Falls, Montana celebrated his 114th birthday on September 23 this year, and sat down to answer some questions about living and learning in every year of the 20th century.

If you didn’t have an intrinsic respect for old people yet, you will after watching this video. Walter has a tremendous amount of insight and perspective on the world, and I can’t help but feel that the world is just paying him back for having such a great outlook.

Unlike Ray Kurzweil, I have no delusions about outlasting my own lifespan, but if I do make it within a shadow of a century, I hope I grow to be as benevolent as Mr. Breuning here.

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