The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.
"We are still alive because we have always stayed close."
When I tell people that my mother is 100-years-old, they typically say, 'Isn't that wonderful!' as if being very, very old is good in and of itself. And they usually add that I 'have good genes' -- meaning that, happily, I too will probably live to be very, very old. I'm not sure I want to live to be so old.
Switzerland has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.