It’s not every day a 92-year-old broadcaster retires. Heck, it’s not every day that a 92-year-old is still working in any field. Of all the coverage of Andy Rooney’s final curmudgeon-cast on “60 Minutes” last Sunday night, this nugget might resonate among those who spend time caring for older adults.
In a CBS profile interview, Morley Safer asked Rooney what he’d do if he had his life to live over again.
And guess what he’d do? Andy Rooney said he’d choose to be on television and have a spot on “60 Minutes,” where he could write and say what he wanted. In other words, he’d re-live exactly the life he had. (They also talked about death, which Rooney says he thinks about “quite a bit” and “doesn’t appeal to me at all,” and who can blame him?)
It's a great question to ask any older loved one: How would you live your life all over again? And it's a great question to consider for ourselves, looking back from 92, or now... Read more