50 Real Life Lessons From an 80 Year Old Man

50 Life Lessons From An 80 Year Old Man

I was browsing through Facebook the other day, and one of my friends had posted a status on these life lessons as described by an 80 year old man. It really moved me, so I’ve decided to re-post the 50 real life lessons on here, and write a little detail about them.

A lot of these life lessons actually really hit me, as I found myself nodding at virtually all of them. I’ve put the original source at the bottom of the article.


50 Life Lessons From An 80 Year Old Man

Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments at the end. Here are 50 amazing life lessons from an 80 year old man.


1. Have a Firm Handshake

A firm handshake is necessary in life for making an incredible impression on everyone you meet. Nobody takes anyone seriously when their handshake isn’t solid.


2. Look People in the Eye

Just like having a great handshake, looking people in the eye establishes a great connection with the person on the other end. It shows you’re serious, enthusiast, listening, and actually want to have the conversation.


3. Sing in the Shower

What’s life when you can’t relax and have a good sing in the shower. Let out all that tension whilst you have the time.


4. Own a Great Stereo System

Music makes the world turn. It lifts your spirits, motivates you and contributes to your overall mood and happiness. Make sure you’re playing your music on a stereo that won’t let you down.


5. If in a Fight, Hit First & Hit Hard

Fights in real life aren’t like in the movies. If you find yourself unable to walk away from a fight, make sure you hit first. Hitting first throws the other person off their game, and gives you the immediate edge.


6. Keep Secrets

Keeping secrets means you’ll always be trusted in the eyes of those that they’re from, and ensures that you won’t harm anyone else’s feelings.


7. Never Give Up On Anybody. Miracles Happen Everyday

If you find yourself in a tough situation with someone you care about, don’t give up. You can still mend things, trust me. Put in the effort and have patience.


8. Always Accept an Outstretched Hand

We all need help in life. We can’t do everything on our own even if we think we can. If someone offers to help you, kindly accept. Don’t refuse.


9. Be Brave. Even if You’re Not, Pretend to Be. No One Can Tell the Difference.

Life favors the brave. Be brave. Don’t let people see fear inside of you. They’ll eat you alive.


10. Whistle

Because… well, why not?

Written by Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.


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