Secrets to Life
Alec Holden won $50,000 this week by staying alive.
Ten years ago, he took 250/1 odds that he’d make it to his 100th birthday.
The bookies are delighted for him. (Except not really. But in a delicate, proper kind of “not really”. They’re not going to bump him off or anything.)
Anyway, he was asked how he got there. And these were his rules.
- Porridge for breakfast.
- Do as little work as you can.
- Go on as many holidays as you can.
- Keep breathing.
You can see that interview in CNN’s Offbeat (which won’t link to clips, annoyingly). And in other interviews, he apparently added:
- Tell no lies.
- Don’t worry about anything.
Not a bad set of rules. And him saying “porridge for breakfast” was completely adorable.
Happy birthday, Mr. Holden. And many more.