This is what a 116 year old looks like. “Asked if she was happy to have lived so long, she replied, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily: “Kind of.” You know why she says kind of? Because on the one hand she’s still alive. So if there’s really nothing after death, being alive, in most cases, is probably better than that. On the other hand she looks straight out of the Lord of the Rings. She could easily be a goblin from the Mines of Moria. She’s probably visible in one of those scenes in the first movie and you have no idea. That’s how old she is. So yeah its great she’s not dead but looking like a goblin ain’t no picnic either.
Which brings me to the main point of my blog today: Do whatever the fuck makes you happy and fuck the rest. You like smoking cigarettes? Go right ahead and do it. “Yeah but you get lung cancer and wrinkle prematurely.” Yeah. PREMATURELY. Not “You wouldn’t wrinkle if you didn’t smoke.” You just wrinkle sooner. You think this 116 year old woman could have done something earlier in her life to make her look less like a goblin right now? No. Cause she’s mother fucking 116 years old. Cancer is gonna suck if you smoke cigarettes but who am I to judge? Plus everyone gets cancer now anyway. If memory serves me, 1 in 3 women get cancer in their lives and 1 in 2 men. I refuse to cut out red meat from my diet. I’ll carry my burgers and steaks right into the grave with me.
I’m not saying don’t plan for your future. You don’t want to have a shitty time when you’re 40,50,60. I’m just saying don’t let being alive get in the way of living. 116 years old isn’t gonna be great no matter how many years you ate strictly organic veggies.