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This thread makes it clear to me... what really matters.  Most societies seem so obsessed with the physical plane, and it is obvious that none of us enjoy seeing ourselves or those who we love dearly going downhill physically, becoming ill, sometimes chronically... but there is something that rises above all of this: our mindset and our spirit. Some of us are very proud to remain ageless regardless of our age. And that shows in the quality of our relationships, and our accomplishments, and even our physique. Many of the golden people featuring this thread seem to be that sort of people.

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Dagny Carlsson is a 104-year-old woman wholoves to blog.

 

http://fusion.net/story/370152/this-104-year-old-blogger-is-keeping-the-dying-art-alive/

 

Most days, Dagny—small and sweet, with neatly pressed white hair—sits behind her desktop PC in her apartment in a suburb of Stockholm and writes about whatever is on her mind. She blogs about food, and sailing, and parties she goes to. She offers platitudes (“an occasional white lie is sometimes needed if it fills a good cause”) and opinions (“the meatballs were not only tasteless but also rock hard”) and the kind of philosophizing generally reserved for stoned teenagers (“sometimes, I think that existence is spinning around like a carousel”). She blogs about simple pleasures, like a good cup of coffee or a spring day. She blogs about growing old. She even blogs about blogging.

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From the description on YouTube, it sounds like she has lived a very interesting life:

 

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Be inspired by yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch's indomitable spirit, philosophy of Oneness, and incredible life, from marching with Mahatma Gandhi to modeling for Coco Chanel. Walking on stage with her signature high heels and easing into a full raised Lotus position, Tao makes us all believe "There is nothing you cannot do!"

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 95-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch: World World II activist, model, film star, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and one of the oldest yoga teachers in the world. She started dancing competitively in her 80s and has received almost 600 first place awards. The spark in her eyes and child-like smile immediately capture you, yet her lean frame belies the strength in her body, mind and spirit.

 

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