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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

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Beerdy - Bruce Lee Central
Emilia talking about her children that have passes, that completely broke my heart. She's right, she is strong, very strong.
Nana
Nana 7 gün önce
omg yes it made my throat hurt so badly
Ja Klair
Ja Klair 10 gün önce
xD
Sik-Chuen Cheung
Sik-Chuen Cheung 13 gün önce
@James Hausemeyer aaqq
Jellie ain't gae 🙅🙅
@Broto theWilliams why not?
Sylvia Carlson
Sylvia Carlson 29 gün önce
@Esteban Sandoval It's still sad that she outlived all of her children. We as parents aren't supposed to do that, but life happens. She has a wonderful outlook on life. God Bless her. This was 5 years ago. I wonder if they have all passed or are still with us.
Mr. Spectacals
Mr. Spectacals 2 aylar önce
"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.
2polohunnie DuMontier
2polohunnie DuMontier 23 saatler önce
@Yank ee No, we are not all the same. We don't all choose to cause the same degree of pain in our world. As a character in a movie once said, "Some are born to fail; others have it thrust upon them." While this was a pun, an idiom, I have nonetheless found it to be true. We are not all dealt an equal playing hand. We do not all possess the same character. We do all make mistakes, but it is quite another to literally piss away every opportunity that graced your life and could have been a blessing to others: that's me. I did that.
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
@Brian Life is 100% of how we respond...how we process it.
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
@2polohunnie DuMontier We all are.
🐲Shen-long🐉
🐲Shen-long🐉 5 gün önce
If I'm making a cake and it fails, i'm trying again with what've learned until i succeed. Im curious what that guy would do if he substitute failed cake with fail/burnt steak. Blended Steak Pudding/smoothie anyone?? I jk of course. I get it that the motto works for some.
Ja Klair
Ja Klair 8 gün önce
@zipper pillow lol
OldBuckle
OldBuckle 3 aylar önce
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
Enrico Pat
Enrico Pat 13 saatler önce
Mike, ciao from Roma, the eternal city, like you!👍 Wish you all the best, Enrico
OldBuckle
OldBuckle 18 saatler önce
@Gelie Paghunasan 👻 Thanks so much Gelie!
Gelie Paghunasan 👻
Gelie Paghunasan 👻 21 saatler önce
@OldBuckle 🧡lots of wishes and respect for you
0reaver01
0reaver01 Gün önce
My granddad was 98 he hated every second of his own existence when his wife my grandma passed away at aged 70 they was both friends as young kids round the ages of 6 then became child hood sweet hearts eventually married and had children etc. He knew no other life with out her literally everyday was spent with her by his side he didnt want to just go taking his own life thats not what he believed in but he started smoking drinking heavily stopped looking after him self he would not shower for months because everyday he lived was a day without his wife he managed to live another 28 years after she died and hated every day of it. its very sad stay strong my friend
Markus Arola
Markus Arola Gün önce
Have a blessed day hope we will meet there
Jean Vail
Jean Vail 3 aylar önce
It sounds like the key to living a long life is to stay busy, optimistic, and grateful. ♥️
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
Not a bad cocktail.
TheHumanity OfLife
TheHumanity OfLife 21 gün önce
And stay healthy.
Maureen Gomez
Maureen Gomez 3 aylar önce
Living up until you are very old , without big illnesses and having done everything you have wanted in life must be the biggest satisfaction one can feel
Joe Mamaluc
Joe Mamaluc 2 gün önce
@FluffyPants Most all is pure genetics.
芬陀利华
芬陀利华 8 gün önce
@zipper pillow Recipe to a fantastic and peaceful life.
zipper pillow
zipper pillow 8 gün önce
Sounds to me like he had a short "To-Do" list of very easy things.
lotfi Ments
lotfi Ments 14 gün önce
Vivre pour plaire aux autres est le plus grand objectif.
FluffyPants
FluffyPants 14 gün önce
Some of that is pure genetics
Marston Davis
Marston Davis Yıl önce
I'm 70 and the small bit of advice I can give is this: Don't take life so seriously. You will visit here only once, so have a good time... and kiss your mother.
Shirls Shirls
Shirls Shirls 2 gün önce
❤️🥺
Abi
Abi 5 gün önce
Awwww....
Idk hell
Idk hell 7 gün önce
@Val entina god wants people to pick their own paths and live their life. My whole family is Christian and what your spouting is absolute non sense you probably heard from other people instead of the actual Bible.. Your acting more like a cultists then a Christian. Yes, god exists, but no, we don't need to devote every part of our life to everything for him. He wants us to be happy and be free, if he didn't want that, is he really a good god? No he wouldn't, and god is good so ofc he would want us to be happy and have some freedom
Marston Davis
Marston Davis 7 gün önce
@Robert Thorpe same as for you… none!
Aubue
Aubue 17 gün önce
This is the best motivational video on TRvid.
LifeHunters
LifeHunters 17 gün önce
❤️❤️❤️
WhereisDreamland
WhereisDreamland 3 aylar önce
I love how Emilia talked about being always lucky. Even though she described her children dying before her, she still considers herself lucky. That's such an amazing perspective. You can tell she means it too.
Strahinja Celarevic
Strahinja Celarevic 9 saatler önce
And what if you’re not happy? Same thing? :p
Lolatu
Lolatu 11 gün önce
@H S You are fount of positivity!
H S
H S 21 gün önce
@TheHumanity OfLife Being stupid helps to think positively.
Dan Farrar
Dan Farrar 3 aylar önce
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.
MB Apex Prandy
MB Apex Prandy 11 gün önce
@Dan Farrar @David Crandall bingo this is the point of a long life, compare your body to a brand new car , from the moment your born, the more work you put in a car the faster it will end in the junkyard, same thing with humans the more you make your body work by overfeeding your body, or eating all the processed food , lots of salt, sugar, fried food, dairy, meat , using alll these chemicals and inhaling by accident like perfumes, carbon monoxide, soap, detergent, even flouride in the toothpaste , paraben on soap and alluminum in most theodorants, that's not mentioning all the pesticide it's on all kinds of food and preservatives, all those bad things your body have to work hard to digest and also push out all those toxins ,decaying your organs faster than ever as they have to overwork to push all toxins out , making people sick very fast and leading to death some sooner than others,.. so the best secret to a long life is try not to make your body work as much as you can so you could preserve it for a long time like you preserve a car you value alot and of course do not stress because it also puts pressure on your body, have yourself a blessed long life🙏🏼.
MB Apex Prandy
MB Apex Prandy 11 gün önce
@David Crandall bingo this is the point of a long life, compare your body to a brand new car , from the moment your born, the more work you put in a car the faster it will end in the junkyard, same thing with humans the more you make your body work by overfeeding your body, or eating all the processed food , lots of salt, sugar, fried food, dairy, meat , using alll these chemicals and inhaling by accident like perfumes, carbon monoxide, soap, detergent, even flouride in the toothpaste , paraben on soap and alluminum in most theodorants, that's not mentioning all the pesticide it's on all kinds of food and preservatives, all those bad things your body have to work hard to digest and also push out all those toxins ,decaying your organs faster than ever as they have to overwork to push all toxins out , making people sick very fast and leading to death some sooner than others,.. so the best secret to a long life is try not to make your body work as much as you can so you could preserve it for a long time like you preserve a car you value alot and of course do not stress because it also puts pressure on your body, have yourself a blessed long life🙏🏼.
David Crandall
David Crandall 22 gün önce
@Dan Farrar I am doing intermittent fasting. I only eat from 12 to 6.
The game Changer
The game Changer 22 gün önce
@Dan Farrar I grow up in Africa and I can see and taste the differences the role of agricalture and food production. Sometimes when I consume some diets I feel I have some pesticides on my mouth😅.
Dan Farrar
Dan Farrar 22 gün önce
@David Crandall That is AWESOME! My father is 93, still looks like he is in his late 70's and still goes to the gym, but he eats normal meals, so I don't know. But what you say does make sense.
centerice
centerice 3 aylar önce
"A good idea is to behave well to other people. Show them respect, and help them as much as you possibly can, and it'll be repaid hundredfolds." ----Amelia Tereza Harper, Born 1913, Age 103
zipper pillow
zipper pillow 8 gün önce
The more you share, the less you have.
Mick B
Mick B 11 gün önce
@Insert Witty Meme Here We change our gun laws here in Australia to make it better. Good governments and the will of the people. Maybe the larger the country the harder to change idea's
Nainorotodox
Nainorotodox 17 gün önce
Me: were it so easy...
Adrian2000
Adrian2000 17 gün önce
@Insert Witty Meme Here i dont understand why people in America are si agressive and will kill you for a minor thing, all wearing weapons like in some kind of war.. very terrifying country to live in... Im from Romania btw, here never happens something like this.
Insert Witty Meme Here
A noble sentiment, but Amelia has obviously never lived in the US
Ron Maren
Ron Maren 3 yıl önce
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.
limogerry
limogerry 3 aylar önce
@MsIGetLotOfThat Really? Reminds me of my ex.
Dom Ca
Dom Ca 3 aylar önce
@A.D 😑
Jose Luis Marcelino
Jose Luis Marcelino 3 aylar önce
Optimistic positive attitude forward life.peace with yourself and others despite of problems still they see life is still beautiful
Taz Mania
Taz Mania 3 aylar önce
The snow flake generation …take note!
John Ames
John Ames 3 aylar önce
We tend to forget easily all the times we've been lucky but the times when we're unlucky seem to stick for many people, it's quite an odd thing.
Stormy dee
Stormy dee 19 gün önce
I've always been scared to get old because I got so accused 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.
John Marshall
John Marshall 3 gün önce
Strange, because I'm in my mid 70's and I don't find the people around me of similar age to be all the much different than they were when I was younger. More experienced and less prone to buying into BS perhaps, and more feeble, but the same kinds of people have existed since I left home in the 60's. I think every generation goes through the same evolution, but each generation always thinks they are unique. Took me 70 years to figure that out. I'm slow.
Stash Goczewski
Stash Goczewski 3 gün önce
that is so tru feels like i havent met any happy or kind old ppl tbh lots just try to complain wherever they can and tell you off or somrthing
John Marshall
John Marshall 18 gün önce
The angry old people don't usually become really old. Anger kills. Love and a smile enable life.
centerice
centerice 3 aylar önce
7:50. "That was the most tragic moment in my life". I could feel them gathering in my eyes. Then, 8:33 "They're there. They're in your mind. They're in your air. All around you..." The tears fell at this beautiful, heartbreaking, poetry.
Ashlee Simons
Ashlee Simons 9 gün önce
I think it’s okay to not get over things in your life. Maybe that’s okay too. “Life goes on, regardless.”
Potter Walker
Potter Walker 3 aylar önce
I’ll See You in My Dreams by Joe Brown at the end of the concert for George at Albert Hall. Check it out. You will be glad you did.
Irena Shiloh
Irena Shiloh 3 aylar önce
This is the most beautiful film I've ever seen! Thank you so much. I too lost my twins seven months apart (suicide) and this gives me hope and strength to live.
Ellie C
Ellie C 5 gün önce
I’m so sorry - i hope the universe continues to give you ways to find hope and strength
Patrice M
Patrice M 12 gün önce
I'm not sure there are words that could comfort you. May you be comforted by wonderful memories 🙏❤️
TheHumanity OfLife
TheHumanity OfLife 21 gün önce
I am so sorry for your lost. With your happy memories of them, they will always be at your side.
Clayjo
Clayjo 3 aylar önce
May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and comfort you. Matthew 11:28-29
Candace S.
Candace S. 3 aylar önce
This is so touching to me. I wish I had cherished my grandparents more when they were here.
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
Don't beat yourself up over it. We all have those regrets.
HelenaMikas
HelenaMikas 3 aylar önce
I did ( mind you my maternal grandparents were both dead ) Hence my dad's mum was my idol .Even so as most mention they talk and enjoy communication with all .The latter is the key :
Juul // Cruiming
Juul // Cruiming Yıl önce
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.
Deb Hester
Deb Hester 2 gün önce
Thanks for sharing. That's awesome.
V K
V K 4 gün önce
@Will Knox I'm sure that he had seen & experienced worse in life
Ayşegül Göknar
Ayşegül Göknar 2 aylar önce
Blessings😔😘🤗🤞!
Jacob Goris
Jacob Goris 3 aylar önce
Wow she still alive. Thats something. I wish i couldve met them all. But i will never get a chance to talk to them God bless them.
shed 117
shed 117 3 aylar önce
Bless them all
Eily Bergin
Eily Bergin 4 aylar önce
Clifford is a sweetheart. I worked in care homes and most of the time the mentally fit ones couldn't walk anymore and the confused ones were light on their feet and ran away. But didn't know who they were and where they were headed to. It was heartbraking. So it's soooo good to see someone 101 years old with a strong walk and fit in his mind. 🥰
Chrystelle R
Chrystelle R 10 gün önce
Confused people want to be in two places at the same time.....wasting other people 'S time and hurting the best one eventually....
Jairam K. P. Vanamala
Jairam K. P. Vanamala 3 aylar önce
Beautiful people they are; Emilia's love for her children displayed in her words and facial expressions brings tears to any parent. It was a blessing to hear their life lessons and regrets.
mark
mark 3 aylar önce
So glad you said this as exactly what I thought whilst crying watching it as 38 year old Father of two breathtaking children. I wonder surely it’s not just me that feels this intense love
Extended Fasting For Morbid Obesity: My Story
I smiled all the way through this video. Beautiful and wise souls all of them.
laugr744
laugr744 3 aylar önce
I wish we had heard more from Cliff. He seems in remarkable shape, youthful, and vibrant here. Even his skin doesn't look like he's over 70. I looked him up and was sad to see that he passed in 2020 at 104 1/2. I would have loved to see that guy live past 110.
Tangerine Kpopper
Tangerine Kpopper 2 yıl önce
I notice one thing they have in common: optimism!
mornglry me
mornglry me 2 gün önce
She says she’s always been lucky then next sentence says her father was in prison. That’s optimism. That’s focusing on the positive not the negative. Love it!
Jens Ebermann
Jens Ebermann 9 gün önce
@E.V L i am in the Same place I don' t Know If i have the Energy anymore
Midcentury Modern
Midcentury Modern 12 gün önce
Absolutely!
Alice's Chessboard
Alice's Chessboard 22 gün önce
@aurora clarke me too!!! Sometimes we get lost but this reminds us it can get better
Mateen Safi
Mateen Safi 3 aylar önce
God bless these amazing centenarians! I noticed the one thing all have in common is having a positive outlook on life that gets you going!
Bostonharborwater
Bostonharborwater 4 aylar önce
Listening to these people is amazing. They speak so positive. I love it. My grandfather died 20 years ago. He would be 103 this year if he were alive. I took his WW2 stories for granted as a kid. What I’d give for 5 more minutes with him. 🥺
kk0071990
kk0071990 3 aylar önce
John still got that naughty cheeky smile as he talked about his mum finding out he hasn’t gone to the bed for the whole night. Happy ppl live long 😊 And be grateful- look at Emilia even tho she lost her kids she still kept saying she’s always lucky there’s nothing unlucky ever happened to her
Ayana Miller
Ayana Miller Aylar önce
Yes. She was my favorite. I needed to watch this.
Natasha Mcclintock
Natasha Mcclintock 3 aylar önce
"mother would come downstairs"
Roslyn Samuria
Roslyn Samuria 3 aylar önce
i’m from Schenectady NY
nancy dl
nancy dl 16 gün önce
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 😊
meja WaMeja
meja WaMeja 4 yıl önce
"If I fail to bake a cake it becomes a pudding!" Words to live by!! Always see the positive side of life!
Adrianne Bez
Adrianne Bez 4 yıl önce
Best advice
Haris Ahmad
Haris Ahmad 4 yıl önce
meja WaMeja exactly
Nikola95inYT
Nikola95inYT 4 yıl önce
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade from them!
Sheila Asensi
Sheila Asensi 4 yıl önce
When I failed to make a Yema candy, it became Dulce de Leche. "Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk." "Dulce de Leche is prepared by heating sweetened condensed milk."
ThirrinDiamond
ThirrinDiamond 3 aylar önce
The part about her children really helps me with my grief 💗
Nate Stanish
Nate Stanish 3 aylar önce
This is wonderful. I truly love speaking with the older folks. Listening to their stories, holding their hands, smiling and laughing and crying together…. There is nothing like it. ❤️🙏
Angela Monahan
Angela Monahan 3 aylar önce
Aww. 🥰 I smiled SO many times while watching this video! I love them ALL! Each one is very wise, so sweet, quite funny and incredibly inspiring!! 💜
charlotte peters
charlotte peters 14 gün önce
What a great video! My great-grandmother lived to be 104 and for nearly 3 years we had 5 generations of first-born daughters, all born in California!
Saucy Chinchilla
Saucy Chinchilla Yıl önce
Be honest. You didn’t search for this, but you stayed because of these three wonderful souls💜
Billy Brackman
Billy Brackman 10 gün önce
Yes 👍
Rick Sanchez
Rick Sanchez 11 gün önce
lean heart
Donna Dixie
Donna Dixie 13 gün önce
@Dakota Rodriguez huuuugs
Donna Dixie
Donna Dixie 13 gün önce
No your right I didint search for this Video. But happy I did 👌enjoyed there life stories more there words of wisdom. Amazing to be there age and still glowing skin and health still going strong 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 Thank yous for sharing
Tammy Dietschweiler
Tammy Dietschweiler 18 gün önce
Yes, and I subscribed.
No Masters No Gods
No Masters No Gods 26 gün önce
The hardest part about being that old is missing all the friends and family that have passed away. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Mick B
Mick B 11 gün önce
@Fitness Health Conscioussness - Hibr8n that shut you down....lol
Fitness Health Conscioussness - Hibr8n
@Angelina X awesome
Angelina X
Angelina X 20 gün önce
I'm 74 and most of my friends are dead.
Fitness Health Conscioussness - Hibr8n
who told you that??
Tesfahun Molla
Tesfahun Molla 3 aylar önce
"If I am making a cake and if it fails, it becomes a pudding". ....I love that!!! What a wisdom message!
Nansify
Nansify 3 aylar önce
Knowing from the first comment that two of them passed away… seeing them smile so brightly because they tell their stories. It makes me feel such a warm feeling. I would often ask my grandma about her stories too cause I love hearing them out. Making them feel that, someone actually is there to hear their stories :”)
akun abalaja
akun abalaja 3 aylar önce
It touches my heart and makes me cry.. I noticed how positive they are all... It's like there's no burden and negative memories I want to be like them... God bless them
John Marshall
John Marshall 18 gün önce
One has to remember (and one of them spoke of this) that they actively erase bad memories and cherish good ones. So in reality, they have no burden from negative memories. I'm 73 and have found this is quite possible and is perhaps one of the secrets of a long life. Just carry the good memories forward.
Storm Talis
Storm Talis Yıl önce
When she said “Oh my marriage was absolutely wonderful. Heavenly, heavenly, heavenly. I lived with him from the age of sixteen until he died at the age of seventy.” That melted my soul, what a wonderful thing. ❤️
Aljoscha Long
Aljoscha Long 8 gün önce
@Dianne Elizabeth Anyone who is imagined to live in the sky and performs minor miracles like making the universe. A lot of people refer to this imaginary being as "god" (if they use English).
Dianne Elizabeth
Dianne Elizabeth 8 gün önce
@Aljoscha Long what’s a sky wizard. God?
Nolin Brashears
Nolin Brashears 11 gün önce
@Mays's Den life expectancy back then was 50 not 30, so not as much of her life as you would think
7prudent
7prudent 13 gün önce
@Donna Dixie from the age of 16 - what age was he then? Well i did not watch the video, because people tend to treat betrayal, abuse etc as "normal", and I cannot stand seeing such a video like that.
Donna Dixie
Donna Dixie 13 gün önce
Even though Emilia and here Husband had problems like any other couples they got through them together. And moved on 💪 ❤️
TIME WITH RUBY
TIME WITH RUBY 3 aylar önce
I love how these people talk about they're grateful they did what they wanted and they talked about creating and thinking about fond memories. This is an eye opener, when we grow old, we'll have a lot of things to think about and we'll look at our past to evaluate ourselves and our lives. It brings them happiness for them to think about their loved ones and their memories. I love how they also get their food from their own gardens. With them eating fresh foods, living with positive optimism, enjoying and appreciating their hardships & joys & this is one of the reasons why they are able to extend their life span and live so long. It's great they mention marriages don't last long because people give up too easily.😊❤ I love their wisdom, I'm saving this video.
Rumah Jakarta64
Rumah Jakarta64 3 aylar önce
Don't you feel the urge to timestamp all their sentences? I do! 03:13 "I've got beautiful memories, you know. I can live happily forever after because of lovely memories" -EmiliaTereza Harper 06:36 "I don't have many failures. If I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding" -Clifford Crozier
Brian Newark
Brian Newark 3 aylar önce
this is beautiful and they seem truly happy without regret. it's just wonderful.
Malcilra Eure
Malcilra Eure 3 aylar önce
It’s so much life still in Mr. John’s eyes!!! Makes me smile! Fills my heart I love it I’m so happy people can live good lives and embrace it !
VenL33
VenL33 2 yıl önce
'' We all have two lives. The second one begins when we realise that we only have one. ''
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
@Bad Alice But you will not live THIS life again.
Sunnie vlogs
Sunnie vlogs 5 gün önce
Golden words... You just stole my 💖
Tammy Foster
Tammy Foster 12 gün önce
@GOD TANK wow
Richard Andersson
Richard Andersson 12 gün önce
@Love Talks i heard The guy Who plats Loki in Avengers said that
eddyvideostar
eddyvideostar 3 aylar önce
To Vent 33: Classic and profound one-liner. Because we turn our backs on the Lord. This is why we live with the pangs of perturbation, preventing progress.
EnglishStephanie
EnglishStephanie 2 aylar önce
"I was born at an early age"...that made me smile. Lovely humour.
Sara Fisher
Sara Fisher 18 gün önce
I loved this… so much wisdom and I love their sense of humour too!!
El MIDO
El MIDO 25 gün önce
I was so scared of aging lately, been having an existential crisis. This video, just cured me.
Avid Hossan Mansur
Avid Hossan Mansur 3 aylar önce
"I'm not crackers I'm only thinking about my children" well that hit deep.
McSantoryu
McSantoryu 4 yıl önce
"I don't have many failures. If I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding". Thats actually quite a nice way to see life and a nice motto to live by
Meadowlark B.
Meadowlark B. 7 aylar önce
@james s Charcoal. Let's have a cookout!
My name is
My name is 2 yıl önce
@Ana Mirovic você tá bem? kk
nGAhGENVH0Ul
nGAhGENVH0Ul 3 yıl önce
@McSantoryu Thomas Edison would disagree.
ariesred777
ariesred777 3 yıl önce
Yes,we need more willingness to become better/innovative people in the world today without continually relying on outside attachments
Hossein Darvishi
Hossein Darvishi 3 aylar önce
absolutely wonderful. I really love how they were speaking about their lives and experiences. that sentence woman said about getting closer in your relationships was amazing, I really liked it.
Bilge Ercan
Bilge Ercan 3 aylar önce
All of them are optimistic, can be happy with small pleasures, may have regrets but they don't weigh them down, are humorous. Amazing footage. Purely inspirational.
Glynis Brown
Glynis Brown 3 aylar önce
Adore them total respect. I really appreciate the older generation. These people are amazing!
Diggz1022
Diggz1022 3 aylar önce
They also look, speak, and get around amazingly for being 100+ years! Phenomenal video to watch.
Sarah
Sarah 5 yıl önce
The guy with the iPad was so cute when he was showing his tesco order. The look on his face when he said Shepherds Pie gives me life.
Ben Fine
Ben Fine 2 yıl önce
@Kate Villegas Am Ben easygoing person I like good and do good I like friends that have understanding and fun to be with I love arts, museum and music l lunch luxury every Eve I compose poem and scripts I need a woman who understands What love is all about, to be my own I saw your picture and I am impressed you're beautiful and baby you shines like a diamond springs In Sky nicely like flowers in the garden of Eden's I close my eyes all I is you at first sight I felt the energy of Sun rays angel'wings written love on it I love you so much baby I hope You will reply soonest
Cutiepanda36
Cutiepanda36 2 yıl önce
So so cute ❤️
Sirlongfarts
Sirlongfarts 5 yıl önce
John R : "Bust a nut"? Im pretty sure the folks in this video still say that...
Ann Wanamaker
Ann Wanamaker 3 aylar önce
Life goes on, so keep on going. It’s a wonderful thing, listening to these wonderful elders! Never give up…be kind & understanding as much as possible. Ask for forgiveness & forgive yourself. KEEP RIGHT ON TO THE END!!
Joy Beum
Joy Beum 3 aylar önce
Inspiring. The secret to a happy life is basically following the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. God bless these centenarians!
centerice
centerice 3 aylar önce
When I was a little boy nearly seven decades ago, children were taught that the respect of an old person was not only appropriate, but that their long life and amassed wisdom demanded it, and made it a sort of sacred thing; and that if one was guilty of disrespecting the elderly, they had committed a special sort of a sin, as though they'd broken a nearly Holy rule. To make fun of, or to belittle, an old person at the time I was a boy would have been unconscionable, and anyone who'd done it, would have been thought perhaps mentally ill, because there could have been no other explanation for such an unthinkable act. But alas...now Hollywood intentionally writes despicable "old people jokes" directly into their scripts and more times than not, the audience laughs unreservedly and unabashedly. This is the part that truly indicts our present society. Firstly, that when people laugh, they do so heartily and without embarrassment, and more fundamentally, that anyone would find humor in such crude dialog, at all! They can see nothing wrong with it! Oh dear. Unless society can see the transgression in this obvious disrespectful act, how can we ever expect it to see the light, and mend its ways in the other more difficult to correct areas of behavior? Has the ship drifted too far from the dock to bring it back? Can our society's behavior ever be truly civilized again? Just because we are now in the year 2022 and consider ourselves "enlightened, and civilized" does not mean that we are actually, either one, or that we are going forward as a species, for that matter. New gadgetry may advance our technology, but it does not advance our humanity.
John Marshall
John Marshall 18 gün önce
@Prokkle That isn't new. In the 1960's, I thought I knew truths my parents did not. Took a while and an open mind to realize that was just youth speaking. My experiences might be different than theirs, but the truths they knew and I learned are much the same.
centerice
centerice 3 aylar önce
@USHGJDS “any adult close enough…” hehe. True.
USHGJDS
USHGJDS 3 aylar önce
I agree! Born in 1984, raised by my great grandmother who was born in 1918. We were taught to respect the elderly lest we degrade ourselves and incur the wrath of God, and any adult close enough to administer corporal punishment.
jamesfrancois8642
jamesfrancois8642 3 aylar önce
Twelve-year-old child here. It saddens me deeply that there are "hip" TikTokers whom social media has afforded a large audience in my generation; not only have these influencers shown not even a bit of respect for the older people in our society, but they have also ridiculed anyone who opposes their trans-millennial - and, dare I say it, Lilliputian - ideology. Thankfully, not all of us are like that - my friends, for example, having been taught courtesy, understand that these "jokes" are both unreasonable and ignorant of the elderly's wisdom.
Prokkle
Prokkle 3 aylar önce
Yes, I see this disrespect in the many jokes about the Boomers made by younger people, who think that everything should be perfect for them, that they have somehow been cheated by their parents and grandparents, and that they are so much hipper and wiser than the old people.
Glen Moody
Glen Moody 3 aylar önce
Well done for all involved in this production, especially those interviewed, all great examples of wonderful human beings.
Chico
Chico Yıl önce
“I’m not crackers, I’m just thinking of my children” Ugh...that one hit me in the feels for some reason😔
Better Than Yesterday
Me too
Lynda Mayfield
Lynda Mayfield 11 gün önce
I loved this video. So inspirational. I think a sense of humour and positive attitude seems to be the key. ❤️
Rebecca Huang
Rebecca Huang 25 gün önce
I am always optimistic, and she was always pessimistic, so we got on very well together. That was so hilarious!!!!
Suzanne
Suzanne Aylar önce
Excellent video, I learnt a lot from these wonderful 100 yo’s. Makes me feel like helping an older person today, they’re so wise & sweet💖
Marilyn Bala
Marilyn Bala 4 aylar önce
Admirable and lovely persons who live and marvellously enjoy life. Thanks for sharing your fantastic and amazing life stories. More years to come! May the Lord continue to be with you!
Stefan
Stefan 4 yıl önce
"If I make a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding." Now that's a life motto.
Richard Wright
Richard Wright Aylar önce
@Leadblast At 38 u have just began life. The next 38 u become wiser. I am only 84 and still learning every day. I was so stupid at 38. Probably still got a lot to learn. Really at 38 I thought I was hot stuff. Then I got terminated..... I learned I had been blessed, not hot at all. Just worked harder than the others. Made many mistakes....
Natasha Mcclintock
Natasha Mcclintock 3 aylar önce
@fiona uk and cheese for savory
Marty Snaar
Marty Snaar 3 aylar önce
Was ‘bout to write it down on here, i’ll put it up my wall! It’s brilliant!
Larry Langenauer
Larry Langenauer 3 aylar önce
@Macaco, The Good one, just enjoy what you have and appreciate having it! I’ve always had the same reaction to the attitude expressed by: Whoever dies with the most toys wins. But since the one with the most toys wins (wins what, exactly), how does he enjoy or benefit from “winning” ?
Larry Langenauer
Larry Langenauer 3 aylar önce
@Jensen We can label it a plot twist in the game (reality show) of life 😆.
writeract2 La Principessa Anne
Love cliff - he looks incredible and what a wonderful personality.
John C
John C 3 aylar önce
I have a 70 year-old mother and 81 year-old stepfather, and I always hope that they grow up to be as interesting and kind as these folks instead of being narcissistic parents who drove everyone away with their greed and selfishness .
David B
David B 4 aylar önce
This would have to be the most beautiful heart felt video I have seen on TRvid. Thank you for the inspiring messages from these wonderful people.
Vincent
Vincent 3 aylar önce
*I don't have many failures. If I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes pudding!* - one of the best pieces of wisdom ever shared by a wise man!
Michael Harris
Michael Harris Yıl önce
I could never stop hearing their stories. I think the worst part of this video is there is an end.
AD ForKnowledge
AD ForKnowledge Yıl önce
Exactly same feeling.....
catie1350
catie1350 Yıl önce
i'm right there with you
Ollivier Mae
Ollivier Mae Yıl önce
So sweet!
Stipe Raffanelli
Stipe Raffanelli Yıl önce
I agree
Nomenooooo
Nomenooooo Aylar önce
I do hope my ancestors live to these ages, grandparents and parents always have great advice.
mike rayner videos
mike rayner videos 3 aylar önce
no lessons or regrets then.. just old age contentment 😻
S
S 3 aylar önce
This was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and also giving us updates of them in the details. ❤️
Yank ee
Yank ee Gün önce
There's a great little paperback novel called Jordy, Bounce, and Lilli, that captures the flavor of the post WWII era through the lives of two small children and their cat. I know it's available on Amazon. I just finished my copy. ...Loved it.
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith 4 yıl önce
“102...and a half” made me happy. even though he's lived this long, he can still see the world as if he's a kid. i hope to be like him when i'm old
Anne A. Lias
Anne A. Lias 6 aylar önce
It actually seems to make more sense to explain it as "people who are closer to death value increments of time that are smaller than one year." Children do this because they are only a few years old, and people over 100 do this because they are only a few years away from death. For both, smaller increments means more. It has nothing to do with choosing to have a childlike mentality as it does having to do with a natural response to a shift in perspective relating to one's mortality.
Graham Finnie
Graham Finnie 7 aylar önce
@Lisa Davie also....if your young at heart, you live longer...so that kind of mentality is what's keeping them going
Faith
Faith 7 aylar önce
Love your comment
Lisa Davie
Lisa Davie 7 aylar önce
When children say halfs it's because they want to be older but when you're 102 and say halfs it's because they're proud they've made it to such a grand old age.x
Gailya's Beauty Secrets
I loved this and I love these three dear souls! Lovely people they are! There's something very special and precious about older fiolks. They love life, they always make the best of things, and they have a great sense of humor. It's no wonder they live to a ripe old age! They are my role models for sure!
tee
tee 4 aylar önce
It's so nice to hear wise, happy and well balanced folks who are really happy
tyrellj
tyrellj 3 aylar önce
This generation seems so strong.. I would remember them every time i fell upset, because their words sounds so inspiring!
Jl Rice
Jl Rice 6 gün önce
This is absolutely lovely…they all have such a wonderful attitude toward life.❤️❤️❤️
J Bro
J Bro 3 yıl önce
" I can live happily ever after because of my lovely memories." Best Line Ever!
Joseph Louwerse
Joseph Louwerse 3 yıl önce
*gets dementia*
EmeraldJade66
EmeraldJade66 3 yıl önce
That's a wonderful sentimental line yes so trued indeed. However, MANY people through out the world have horrific lives where they've had to suffer with hurt and pain mentally and physically most of their lives which this line and thought could never be applied to. I myself have many SAD memories and when I think of most of my past I always cry. I have regrets and always wonder that if I had made a different choice and maybe better choices would I be where I'm at today? So I'm sorry but this line/thought is wonderful for people who have lived wonderful positive lives and doesn't apply to the many thousands who have gone through hell and back or lived very sad lives without a choice in the matter. Still ... these people are an inspiration to all and my hat goes off to them. It's all in the kind of lives we are blessed with and how we lived it but most of all the GENES.
stan dike
stan dike 3 yıl önce
VERY POWERFUL WORDS...WE DIE, BUT OUR MEMORIES STILL ECHOES WITHIN OUR SOUL, THATS WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO BE GOOD AND KIND AT ALL TIMES. A BAD MAN OR WOMAN IS ALREADY IN HELL........
Colbie Dene’
Colbie Dene’ 3 aylar önce
“It always pleases me tho that I can keep robbing the government of my pension!” God bless this man! 😁
Kelvin Khant
Kelvin Khant 4 aylar önce
I just touched by everything they said. Immersely put myself in their shoes,imaging I could ever be ready to embrace those things. Am I ever be that lucky? And sending my regards to my grandparents both passed away already. Realzing myself do I consider my parents advice? It is an eye-opening video and everyone should watch it.
Kimberly Cool Mami
Kimberly Cool Mami 3 aylar önce
I work with many elders and I respect everything they say bc they have been there ,done that through hard times and amazing times …this is amazing I claim to live past 💯
Suzan Riddell
Suzan Riddell 4 aylar önce
What wonderful people..watching this made me smile at how kind they were..how wise..we need to listen to those who have lived this long..really listen. they have so much to share. Keep right on til the end of the road. ❤
S Pain
S Pain 3 yıl önce
"I don't have many failures. If I'm baking a cake and it fails, it becomes pudding..." ~Cliff Crozier A simple advice on how to take life, if this doesn't 'go well' per say it just means it was meant to go another way. It's all a matter of perspective. I'll truly sleep a wiser person tonight
Wanda Lee
Wanda Lee 2 yıl önce
Happy discoveries! I love it!
Stella Bellafontay
Stella Bellafontay 2 yıl önce
Very profound.
Nulcha
Nulcha 2 yıl önce
one of my favorie lines. Will keep it forever
S
S 2 yıl önce
Thanks for putting it up so beautifully 😊
Patty Oneill
Patty Oneill 4 aylar önce
Loved all the people in this video. Just lovely, especially John.
clavo
clavo 3 aylar önce
The intelligence surrounding these really well lived lives is of a similar culture. Even the Pharmacist knew and realized that intellect had been his only neglect. The cultural ethos was also something they all had in common. Being of service to others seemed to be a common thread, also, between them. Eric Sevareid once said: "all you need is: food, shelter, clothing and mental stimulation." He said it somewhere in a TV interview around Valentines Day 1974, as I recall but have not been able to locate.
MARIA
MARIA Gün önce
My father in law passed away in his sleep last year 3 weeks before his 101st birthdsy. Kirk lived in his own home (with help from family), was independent and was his own man. He lived through the depression, flew supplies over the "hump" in WWII, was married for 62 years and raised two children. We miss him so much. ❤
Surely
Surely 4 aylar önce
Cheers to you all and thank you for sharing your stories! Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Morten Gottschalck
I hope to become 100 years old, and when someone age 70 comes up to me, I'll go "hello young man". That would crack me up!
K O
K O 3 aylar önce
😂😂🤣🤣
Lucky
Lucky 3 aylar önce
@Ijay 😂😂
Lucky
Lucky 3 aylar önce
Not me that werid
S P
S P 3 aylar önce
Haha 😆
B Truax
B Truax 4 aylar önce
John was adorable. He said that he was born "at an early age." lol. Sweet. What's so sad is that when you live to be that old and outlive your children? What's left but just you and your memories. It's not like you can start over again. I'd love to know what happened to these three now, this video being over 4 years old. What a blessing.
James Paquin
James Paquin 19 gün önce
I read that the two men crossed over.
Sean Mathews
Sean Mathews 3 aylar önce
I turned 50 last July. Felt like I am getting old. Then I see this and realize it's possible that with some luck it's possible I could live another 50 years. 😳
Norman
Norman 28 gün önce
Fascinating. I lost my dad 3 years ago, he was born 1919
Dionisia Camilo
Dionisia Camilo 3 aylar önce
John's face on 6:34 is everything, it made me so happy ahaha
Matt
Matt 2 yıl önce
"I had a daughter" Damn, it just occurred to me some of these people outlived their kids. That must be heartbreaking.
Gracy Toy-Schultz
Gracy Toy-Schultz 2 yıl önce
@ace same here I would rather have my children bury me instead of the other way around
Ms. Lee
Ms. Lee 2 yıl önce
Matt yes my grandma outlived 2 oh her kids. 😓
Soumyasish Bhattacharyya
@David Watts yeah they are forever in your mind :)
CLemens
CLemens 2 yıl önce
I actually thought the same in this moment! I could cry😶
Tudor 'Teus' Mihai
Tudor 'Teus' Mihai 10 gün önce
This video inspires me so much, I've got nothing but respect for these wonderful people. They're truly treasures.
SusieSanDiego
SusieSanDiego 3 aylar önce
I would love to have them as my grandparents…..such amazing spirits so joyful!
MagirusDeutz Jupiter
3 very fine and completely lovely souls. I love the ladies statement of helping people, and that is a complete FACT. As you get older, you do actually get wiser, from experience I suppose.
King Saragora
King Saragora 3 aylar önce
Their wisdom and insight are much appreciated. May their souls rest in peace.
Soumyasish Bhattacharyya
That old woman was so emotional when talking about her lost kids. But at the same time it was full of positiveness. They are forever in her mind. They existed once in this beautiful world. That's enough to think all day. Hats off to that lady.
JACK FROSTY
JACK FROSTY 3 aylar önce
@Anna Zhucova best thing in life is children experience
mrhassig
mrhassig 4 aylar önce
Thanks wisk
mrhassig
mrhassig 4 aylar önce
Ssi
Honor Burza
Honor Burza Yıl önce
😢😢😢😢
Consuelo Buenafe
Consuelo Buenafe 4 aylar önce
My heart melts for their loving hearts. ♥️♥️♥️
tammlen 2
tammlen 2 25 gün önce
Glad this popped up. Loved it. What struck me was the simple joy they all seemed to have in common. It is what I have started trying to focus on as I get older, just appreciating the joy of ordinary days, instead of regretting I'm not somewhere else doing something more fun or exciting or things I can't do anymore.
Lincoln Anderson
Lincoln Anderson Gün önce
Really touching. Their positive attitude and enjoyment of everything about life really shines through.
saylem
saylem 3 aylar önce
people like this will genuinely be missed, i appreciate their values.
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