Wise words

So many gems of wisdom come from those who have lived life and know better. We could do much worse than take notice of the life advice shared with us by older Australians and understand that despite the age difference, the values we should live by don’t change much through the generations.

Fine lines is a compilation of life advice from aged care residents across Australia. BUPA and Aged Care Australia have asked 50 older Australians for their views on life’s lessions and can be downloaded from www.fine-lines.com.au.


Here are five of our favourite offerings from Australia’s wise aged care residents:

“Either we all matter, or none of us do” Lynette Williams born April 1933

“Never say yes when you really mean no” Harry Maltby born June 1931

“I want to die young, at a ripe old age” Marle Robinson born September 1933

“Why be difficult when with a little more effort you can be impossible” Helen Hay born August 1921

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open” Graeme Birrell born August 1942

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