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The Old Man

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The old man was boasting to a group of young people about his fitness level and doing his best to show them that just because he was old didn’t mean he was useless.

“Look at me”, he boasted, “I am really fit for my age. Every morning I do fifty push-ups, fifty sit-ups and walk two miles. I am fit as a fiddle! And you want to know why?”

The group of young people just stared and looked dumbfounded at this old man, waiting to hear what was coming next.

“The reason why I am so fit”, the old man said, “Is that I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t stay up late and I don’t chase after women!”

He smiled at the group, with his teeth white and his eyes glittering.

“Tomorrow”, he said, “I’m going to celebrate my 95th birthday!”

“Oh, really?” one of the young onlookers remarked, “How are you going to celebrate exactly?”

I guess that’s the difference between survival and living. What’s the use in surviving to your 95th birthday if you haven’t done any living!

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