a man from Australia came to his birthday 106 and shared thesecrets” to live a long and healthy life.
Gordon Ewers, from Perth (Australia), was born in 1916 and has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression and now the COVID-19 pandemic. He has survived all of them and as he celebrates another year of life, he says that he feels “sharp as a tack” because his body may be deteriorating but his mind is still intact.
“I’m good. The guy inside the flawed body is fine.” he joked in an interview with 9News.
He said that while most people his age have a list of things they do to which they attribute their health, he believes the reason for his longevity is “Not so much what I have done, but what I have not done.”
Among the things he has not done, two stand out: smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. He admitted that he never acquired those habits and thinks that that may be one of the keys why he has lived so long enjoying good health.
Although he has two daughters and a large family, Gordon lives alone, especially after the death of his wife, and he claims that he is strong enough to take perfectly good care of himself and maintain his independence.
Among the “keys” to his life, he stated that it is very important “Live sensibly, breathe regularly, think positively, and live hopefully.”
While others around him are amazed at his longevity, humble Gordon doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
“I can’t say it’s a great achievement, it just happened to me, and I’m very happy I did it.” He said.
Gordon’s daughter, Shirley Burtonis not surprised that her father has reached such an old age, and says that “Take life as it comes.”
another daughter, Marian Hall, recalled that her father was very involved with the children when she was little. She said that her father always kept the good humorit was affectionate Y forever was available for your children and family.
Gordon’s incredible life experiences have influenced the way he lives, and he admits that since the Great Depression he has learned to be very careful with his money and his spending.