Day 867: Parents! (Day 5 of 100)

It’s pretty inspiring having my parents here: 50+ years of marriage, both in their 70s but in fine fettle, having spent a life of good diet and reasonably active lifestyles — and luck.

You can’t plan for bad luck, but you can optimize your chances for good luck, which is what they’ve done. It’s great to see them both well and together in their seventh decades.

Earlier on, I was knocking on about motivation, and it’s true — “productive vanity” is kind of my underlying thing, for good or for ill.

This is a motivator, though, seeing them well at their age. The long game. I’m not always good at focusing on that, but it’s good to have an example I can’t refute right in front of me.