This morning I was listening to a radio interview with John Glenn, who was the fifth man in space, the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth 50 years ago. The former astronaut became a politician in the 1970s. After retiring from NASA, he entered politics as a Democrat and represented Ohio in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999. The correspondent kept addressing him as “Senator Glenn.” Senator Glenn’s voice was rather energetic and clear.

By the end of the interview the correspondent said, “You’re 90 years old. How do you manage to keep fit?” The answer was: “It’s all about two things: exercise and attitude.” Though placed second, the “attitude” is of no less importance, as I see it. The “attitude” means  POSITIVENESS – that proverbial will which “makes a way” towards many things, including the status of being “90 years young.”

I haven’t found the interview on YouTube, but there’s a pretty sketch worth watching:


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