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Published on Aug 17, 2011
This video is submitted as part of the Being 50 video competition sponsored by Saga.
Transcript: Mary Dixon became a pilot at the age of 50. Francis Chichester sailed around the world when he was 52. He did this alone.
Henry Jay Heimlich developed his emergency maneuver at the age of 54. At the same age Anthony Hopkins received his first Oscar. George Burns received his when he was 80.
Daniel Defoe wrote "Robinson Crusoe" at the age of 59. John Glenn went into space again when he was 77 years old.
The Average Nobel prize winner is 63 years old. Theodor Mommsen received it at the age of 85. Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mount Fuji and next year turned 100. Then climbed it again.
As for me? I'm 29 years old and I haven't done anything that I'd be proud of... Yet. And because of these people I know that I still have time. I guess, I shouldn't waste it...
Life is not divided into episodes. It's whole. Like a film I'm trying to write right now... Contrary to popular belief... people don't have "best before" dates - my grandmother just started dating again. Her new boyfriend is 89.