What pieces of advice would you give your younger self? This video gave participants ages 7 through 92 the chance to share what they wish they knew way back when.
The video was created and shared through social media by CBC Radio’s WireTap program. The now-viral video, entitled “How to Age Gracefully,” features entertaining and revealing bits of wisdom from people aged 7 to 92.
Naturally, the advice from the younger participants is mostly lighthearted. “Find out your babysitter’s weakness,” one 8-year-old recommends. “Then use it against them.”
As the ages increase, advice moves from more self-centered and materialistic things to deeper, family-oriented thoughts. “Always be kind to your family,” one woman states. “You’ll need each other when things get tough.”
The final featured participant showed the fearlessness and wisdom that is expected with anyone whose managed to survive 93 years of life. “Dear 91-year-old,” says the elderly man to the camera. “Don’t listen to other people’s advice. Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing. Signed, a 93-year-old.”
In general, the video is a heartwarming reminder to never take for granted where you are in your life, and try not to spend too much time worrying about what could have been. “Just do your own thing,” the 93-year-old wisely tell us as the credits roll. “That’s the way I see it.”