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Mr. Overton…America’s Oldest Living Veteran

This was just too good!  See Ryan Holiday’s article here about Mr. Richard Overton, America’s Oldest Living Veteran.  Mr. Overton lives in Austin, TX so Ryan Holiday (author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy and the Daily Stoic) went over to meet him.  Holiday’s three books are all must reads.  If you only have time for one, read Ego is the Enemy.

Read what he learned from him.  If you want it in bullet format:

  • Take it day by night
  • Forget what the doctors say
  • Keep it simple
  • Just sit there
  • History is short
  • A wise man knows nothing
  • Know what you like and hold onto it
  • Community is the key to everything
  • Enjoy the absurdity of life

Holiday talks a bit about each and encourage us to help Mr. Overton stay in his house.  Enjoy the article.

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