Totally OT: Pete Seeger on old age

I saw Pete Seeger perform in the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, NY while I was still in shock from an apartment fire that came close to killing me.

Here’s a great video of “Get Up and Go,” a song about old age. According to Pete Seeger’s autobiography, he learned that the writer of this song was a newspaper man. He contacted the author to offer him credit and royalties for the song. The man refused both wishing to remain anonymous. Pete Seeger claimed to be the only one who knew the true identity of the writer.

Wendy

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Get up and go is a good mantra for the old. You tend to notice that those who live the longest with the happiest of lives into that old age are the most active and engaged - sometimes more than those decades younger.

I have also noticed in my own life that it is very weird being the same age as old people.

Pete

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Survivorship bias?
:thinking:
ralph

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Yep - in the best possible way :grin:

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