Reflections On Turning 85 Years Young
Thursday February 1, 2018 | Filed under:
ASI Chairman Norman Cohn recently turned 85. In observing the occasion, he gathered a few personal reflections for his family that I think are worth sharing:
In thinking over what I have learned in the first 85 years of my life . . . rather than go through year by year, I summarized with seven points:
- Be honest (it takes a lifetime to build a reputation; only one misstep can ruin it).
- Not only be honest with others, but yourself.
- Your word should be your bond.
- Remember, “There but for the grace of God go I.”
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Ours always helps each other.
- Try to get together with family, not just on holidays and celebrations (or, unfortunately, on sad occasions, like death and illness, which will happen anyway), but enjoy whenever possible every member of your family and help anyone you can.
A couple of final thoughts:
- Bite your tongue! Sometimes you are unhappy or disappointed in somebody. Before lashing out, wait 24 hours and if you still feel the same, okay, but you probably won’t.
- Hug your family whenever possible.
- God bless America!
- Always believe in yourself.