Interview - Jim

 

my daughter wants

to be a doctor

 

"You have to have fun and enjoy life, do things that you enjoy, no matter how old you are. In everything that you have going on, you have to have fun. Don’t worry about the things that are going on now, or about getting old, we have to enjoy where we are. Think about the things that we worried about five years ago, they are no big deal now. They were at the time, but you can say now that they were not that big of a deal. It took me a long time to learn that, and now I apply that to the way I react to things. We have to learn to appreciate where we are, and to not stress about the little things in life. In five years, hopefully the economy will be better. I don’t know. But I see a future where people are getting more aware with the challenges of pollution, issues with the earth, things like that, and hopefully that will carry on.  Looking further is tough. It’s hard to say. It seems like in the last twenty years much has changed with technology and stuff. It will be amazing the see where we will be in one hundred years. I don’t even know. It’s going to change though. Think twenty year ago to now— cellphones, digital cameras and all the things we can’t live without. I don’t even know where to start with looking one hundred years ahead. It’s a tough question. The question is, how much can change in one hundred years? It’s not like we have the flying cars they said back in the sixties that we would have by the year two thousand. But, still it would be amazing to see where we will be with technology in one hundred years. I have hope for my kids and their kids, we’ve learned a lot, and hopefully the economy will be better by then. The advice I give my kids is to stay in school so they can rely on themselves to be professional in whatever field they choose. My daughter wants to be a doctor.”