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Maya Angelou

 

"San Francisco's first female streetcar driver; a woman who pushed for justice and education and equality; she wrote staggeringly beautiful poetry; Angelou spoke at least six languages; worked as a newspaper editor in Egypt and Ghana; from dropout to Dr. Angelou."

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Elderly people from across the globe share their hopes and fears in a youth obsessed society

82: 'I am most afraid of losing my mental and physical independence and becoming a nursing case. The biggest problem for the elderly is living a solitary life.'

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65: Father of six daughters, three of whom are married, said he is terribly afraid of the absolute misery that may descend on his family if he, the only earning member, loses his job as a rickshaw puller

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75:'I'm not afraid of much but the thing that would upset me the most is if someone took away my car. I realize the day is coming as I continue to have birthdays that I won't be able to drive but that's my freedom.'

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82: 'I am most afraid of losing my mental and physical independence and becoming a nursing case. The biggest problem for the elderly is living a solitary life.'

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Older people engaged in life

Surfing at any age

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Skydiving grandmother

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Boggie down

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Surfing at any age

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Centenarians
Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh is recognized as the first 100-year-old to ever run a marathon. The great-grandfather, now 103, continues to run or walk every day.

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Ann Nixon Cooper
Ann Nixon Cooper

Ann Nixon Cooper became famous after President-elect Barack Obama used her story on election night 2008 to talk about the country’s progress. Ann died in 2009 of “natural causes” at age 107. The secret to her long life, she said, was being cheerful. “I’ve always been a happy person, a giggling, and a wide-mouthed person.” She also kept fit — dancing the electric slide until age 103.

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Ruth Frith
Ruth Frith

Ruth Frith aged 100 competes in the Throws Pentathlon during the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on October 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

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Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh is recognized as the first 100-year-old to ever run a marathon. The great-grandfather, now 103, continues to run or walk every day.

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