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    On Feb 12, 2013 Thierry wrote:

    Hi Conrad. I have just turned 65 and one of my main fears has been that of slowly decaying. At a certain age physical decay is already in process. So this is one fear I did' nt need to invite. So much so that, some years earlier, I had thought fit to write on the wall of my  room, in big letters: DO NOT DIE AN IDIOT!  I suppose that single thought somewhat summed up what the perspective of aging inevitably meant for me. Yet I found aging needed not be so if I could keep an active mind. I remained curious of things and meaning and I found it easier to turn inwards. I think, just as you do, that  the trip is well worth living to the very end.   

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