Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

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Published 2016-12-23
We asked three unique and lovely centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets.

The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly citizen with a lot of experience is truly an inspiration and motivation. Enjoy the video! And please let us know what your thoughts are!

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Wonderful and special thanks to: Cliff Crozier (1915-2020), John Denerley (1914-2018), Emelia Tereza Harper (1913) , Leslie Masters, Ruby Martin, The Birchwood Grange.




Agency: LifeHunters
Executive producer: LifeHunters
Producer: Marcel IJzerman
UK Producer: Anna Snowball
Director: Chris de Krijger
Script: Marcel IJzerman / Chris de Krijger
Camera: Marcel IJzerman
Sound recording: Tjeerd Melchers
Interviews: Anna Snowball
Editor: Marcel IJzerman
Sound engineering: Tjeerd Melchers
Music: Federico Durand

All Comments (21)
  • Trophii
    "It always pleases me though that I can keep robbing the government with my pension." Legends don't die.
  • Mr. Spectacals
    "I don't have many failures. If I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding"

    I think this is a motto everybody should be adapting, especially creative types.
  • OldBuckles
    I'm 79 living alone now. I lost my beautiful wife of 25 years 10 years ago when she was only 60. I've been through hell trying to cope with all the obvious things that come with such a devastating event, but I've gotten to know and help myself more and more as time goes on, erasing bad memories and loving the good ones. I know my wife is up there helping me , so I'm going for 105 like my Uncle Ed did! Great video, Thank you all. Stay HAPPY and live on! From Mike in Minnesota
  • The hardest part about being that old is missing all the friends and family that have passed away. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
  • Maya Cornwell
    educative, will share w my grandpa, my granny has unfortunately passed away a year ago . but i recently got from my grandpa a great and surprising birthday gift. natural sex drops spanish fly pro which are for both genders (for me and my guy), easy to use + even relieve stress from both of us
  • Noblest Savage
    I used to work in a nursing home, I asked a 103yo the secret to a long life. He told “don’t forget to breath!”. I laughed at the time but it has multiple layers really.
  • For the ones wondering: Cliff past away in march 2020, John in 2018 and Tereza is still alive to this day and 107 years old.
  • Stormy dee
    I've always been scared to get old because I got so accustomed to going out and seeing just angry elderly people all the time making it seem like the longer you're here, the more bitter you get. So I always love when I see happy elderly folks, it gives me a warm feeling in my heart.
  • GhostTimm420
    “If you are happy, happily married, or happily living. That is the finest remedy for all illness because, everything is in perfect harmony.” This quote hit me so deeply. ❤️
  • I'm 19 and my greatest advice is that whatever we're facing in life, let's continue until one day, we'll be like them, a life well lived and a life we can look back and cherish. Stay courageous, we can!
  • El MIDO
    I was so scared of aging lately, been having an existential crisis. This video, just cured me.
  • Nonya
    "It was an adventure more than a penalty, even amongst the bombs."

    What a hardcore generation. They don't make em like they used to.

    Great advice from all three of them. This was six years ago. They've probably passed by now but you never know. Wherever they may be, God bless them.
  • Barnibus Snaples
    I wasn’t expecting to watch the whole thing. But wow. Such precious advice. My father always tells me to listen to the advice of those who may not be here tomorrow, because their wisdom and experiences are incredibly valuable.
  • Dan Farrar
    My Grandmother passed 2 months shy of 109.

    I remember when she was 105 asking her how old she felt inside. She said "Honey child I feel like I'm only 85"!

    The thing she had in common with these others was that she was always laughing. I'm shooting for 100 I think.
  • Paul Thomas
    I clicked this by mistake and so glad I did. I smiled all the way through it. These three have positivity, optimism, and happiness in common. It makes sense to that live a long life one has to really want it, like they do. Lovely!
  • My grandmother passed away in 2006 at 96 of age. What has struck me about her and these older folk is that they possess an air of serenity and positiveness
  • Ron Maren
    Her father was a war prisoner, she lost her daughter.. And yet she says; “I have always been lucky, I’ve never been unlucky”
    Such strong personality and great positiveness. No wonder how she's been living so long.
  • nancy dl
    This video was so heartwarming. I watch a lot of videos every day, about life, phychology, optimism. But this video was special. I felt so calm, so grateful.. Thank you beautiful souls 😊
  • Richard P
    As I get older, I'm 51 now, I don't feel any different from when I was 20. Yes I am more experienced and I have more responsibility but I essentially feel the same.
    You're still the same person inside.
    Adults, remember, are just children who owe money!