The wisest words a doctor has ever said… 46



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I went to visit my doctor for my annual check ups. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age.

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “Do you think I will live to be 80?”

He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?”

“Oh no,” I replied. “I don’t do drugs, either”.

“Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?”

I said, “No, I usually stay home and keep to myself”.

“Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?”

I said, “No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!”

“Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?”

“No, I don’t,” I said.

“Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?”

“No,” I said. “I don’t do any of those things”.

He looked at me and said, “Then why do you care?”


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  1. My ex wife used to worry about her mums drinking she was 85 and could knock over a bottle of vodka and walk up the stairs to bed, I said when I get to her age I am going to take up cigar smoking, single malt scotch and hobbling around after bad women and if it kills me so be it

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