If there’s one constant in life, it’s this – there will always be someone somewhere giving you advice, whether you want it or not. We seek it from financial advisors, pastors, marriage counselors, career mentors and many others. But we often fail to ask for, or even dismiss the sage advice that one can offer simply as a result of having lived on this earth for many decades.
While progress brings about many changes in technology, career opportunities and lifestyles, human nature remains essentially unchanged. Throughout time, people have wanted the same things – success, respect, love and peace being chief among them. To that end, Project SOS has gathered our eight favorite pieces of advice that elderly Americans have offered via Cornell University’s Legacy Project: