How to Be a Happy Old Man: A Little Guide for Grumpy Old Men by George Evans

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Families are a Good Thing but you can have enough of a Good Thing. indd 35 15/06/2007 15:33:58 How to be a Happy Old Man HOMs who are very fond of their grandchildren but can’t remember the names of all of them. Perhaps that’s an ideal position if you have been putting your DNA around rather a lot. indd 36 15/06/2007 15:33:58 A Little Guide for Grumpy Old Men they in turn are responsible for theirs. It helps if you develop a reputation for incompetence, especially an inability to do the things you hate doing.

The essential is to live within your means. indd 46 15/06/2007 15:33:59 A Little Guide for Grumpy Old Men greater income than most third world villages. It’s all a matter of balance. Provided you don’t have too many expensive habits, like a bottle of scotch a day or your HOW needs a lot of retail therapy, all should be well. indd 47 15/06/2007 15:33:59 How to be a Happy Old Man love of money; and you gave up the idea of being rich to concentrate on your happiness. Any expenditure to impress the neighbours should not be necessary.

If you need pills to sleep it’s probably because you picked the wrong time. indd 64 15/06/2007 15:34:00 A Little Guide for Grumpy Old Men M EDICINES should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Doctors, with the best will in the world, tend to give out too many pills. Most will admit it. Often what is needed is a change of habits or lifestyle but they can’t prescribe that on the NHS.

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