Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

  • Published on Dec 23, 2016
  • We asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets.
    The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly citizen with a lot of experience is truly an inspiration and motivation. Enjoy the video!
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    Executive producer: LifeHunters
    Producer: Marcel IJzerman
    UK Producer: Anna Snowball
    Director: Chris de Krijger
    Script: Marcel IJzerman / Chris de Krijger
    Camera: Marcel IJzerman
    Sound recording: Tjeerd Melchers
    Interviews: Anna Snowball
    Editor: Marcel IJzerman
    Sound engineering: Tjeerd Melchers
    Music: Federico Durand
    Thanks to: The Birchwood Grange, Cliff Crozier, John Denerley, Emelia Harper, Leslie Masters, Ruby Martin.
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Comments • 26 151

  • Prity Sinha
    Prity Sinha 9 hours ago

    I loved it :)

  • demilishing
    demilishing 18 hours ago +2

    I hope to be as at peace with the world and with myself as these people are one day. They all love life, the good and the bad, I need to be better at loving the bad because without it I cant't appreciate the good.

  • AW Equestrian
    AW Equestrian 18 hours ago

    So inspirational

  • Sacha Margiotta
    Sacha Margiotta 18 hours ago

    thanks, good job i like this video, +1 for life

  • Jinuh Vixnoh
    Jinuh Vixnoh 19 hours ago

    Wow!!! How I would love to have my mind so sharp, would I reach their age!!! RESPECT ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’“

  • B Mwangi
    B Mwangi 19 hours ago

    "We did have problems but we got through them.And i think nowadays people give up too easily",,,,,,,this statement caught me...

  • Moni _Kittaa
    Moni _Kittaa 21 hour ago

    I Love the elderly ๐Ÿ’›

  • Evolving Ben
    Evolving Ben 23 hours ago

    Currently 28 and I plan on living until at least 120. Someone please check back in with me in the year 2111.

  • pitchamai kongchan

    My father was a physician and took care of many elderly people in their 90's. He told me " Son I've never met an angry person over 85!". Every one of these people retain the spark and sense of humor. Very uplifting..Thank you.

  • Julia Johnson
    Julia Johnson Day ago


  • Mansi Singhai
    Mansi Singhai Day ago

    You are as old as you think
    You are as young as you feel... Age just nothing beyond the numbers.. My grandmother too is about 95 years old and behave like children.. We would laugh together when she tells us their pranks.

  • Brenda O
    Brenda O Day ago

    This warms my heart so much. Love

  • Henry Hernandez
    Henry Hernandez Day ago


  • seanr521
    seanr521 Day ago

    Very cool video. Love it ๐Ÿ‘

  • Chari Den
    Chari Den Day ago +1

    They have young souls. So beautiful!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

  • Victoria
    Victoria Day ago

    It honestly made me cry. What a beautiful video, such lovely inspirational souls. How can our society put them last? I say: let's start a loud campaign (just like we do for gays and races) and acknowledge our much older generations, take care of them and learn from them.

  • joe norskog
    joe norskog Day ago

    Outstanding video, bravo!

  • Suzanne Braham
    Suzanne Braham Day ago +2

    All these people to me are amazing & beautiful & I respect them all with love๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’š

  • Lily rochefort
    Lily rochefort 2 days ago

    wish my grandparents lived this long๐Ÿ˜ข

  • Alpha Woman
    Alpha Woman 2 days ago

    THANK YOU!!! May God bless your hearts forever. โค๏ธ

  • Stellar Astar
    Stellar Astar 2 days ago

    I don't really wanna grow old.

  • She is Renee Liu
    She is Renee Liu 2 days ago +1

    Thank you for this. I feel better about my life now. Stay positive and strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

  • Rainbow six Gambit
    Rainbow six Gambit 2 days ago

    Itโ€™s truly incredible how much these people have seen, theyโ€™ve seen both world wars and (very sadly) watched their loved ones and friends pass away. And all this within their one life that wasnโ€™t wasted

  • Brian Johnson
    Brian Johnson 2 days ago +3

    They still had smiles, the strength of spirit, good conversation. My fav line was the song โ€œkeep right on to the end of the roadโ€. Words of encouragement to not stop & doddle on the negatives, just โ€œ keep it movingโ€. Great piece!

  • Jorel Boston
    Jorel Boston 2 days ago

    Back when marriage meant something...when a woman couldnt say im not happy or irreconcilable differences i want out...when people were born stronger....always felt like i shouldve been born in a different era..but even being from.1983 ive seen my share of major change

  • Old Maus
    Old Maus 2 days ago

    Very nice to take the information offered where it applies to one.

  • Cinthia Cรกceres
    Cinthia Cรกceres 2 days ago +1

    Truly admirable. My respect and blessings go with you, lady and gentlemen.

  • Ann Cha
    Ann Cha 2 days ago

    very inspiring. i miss my grandmother

  • John Sanabria
    John Sanabria 2 days ago

    Now in days ppl don't have family pictures on walls

  • Jon H
    Jon H 3 days ago

    It's the great irony of life that you are best able to deal with life ............. at the end of it

  • Brian
    Brian 3 days ago

    Everyone should give their upmost respect for the elderly, I took care of them in my past employment. I enjoyed sitting and talking to them, wonderful wisdom, charasmatic, I never once tierd of listening.... they can give you the most dearest advice. Love to them all, keep strong.

  • Manilyn Oliseo
    Manilyn Oliseo 3 days ago

    Wow I really hope I will live this long;)
    This made me happyโค๏ธ

  • Karin Engelbrecht
    Karin Engelbrecht 3 days ago


  • Erna Wiyati
    Erna Wiyati 4 days ago

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  • Erna Wiyati
    Erna Wiyati 4 days ago

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    Erna Wiyati 4 days ago

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  • Erna Wiyati
    Erna Wiyati 4 days ago

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  • Kate Ratemo
    Kate Ratemo 4 days ago

    I don't know of anyone with a better attitude to life than this lady .Bless you .You are awesome and have inspired me so much.

  • Zarel Comnang
    Zarel Comnang 4 days ago

    This is lovely! Absolutely lovely.

  • Charlotte Orr
    Charlotte Orr 4 days ago

    Beautiful people who know life.

  • MizIron Box
    MizIron Box 4 days ago

    Sad that the lives of so many centenarian's revolve around "The War" or some major World conflict. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’”

  • Petro Ghoul
    Petro Ghoul 4 days ago

    is it weird getting wet eyes listening to them ? But I enjoyed watching it

  • Lauren Rohde
    Lauren Rohde 5 days ago

    Joy. What all of these people emanate is pure joy. So inspirational.

  • jheng lee
    jheng lee 5 days ago +10

    "You've healed, but you never forget."
    "Life goes on, regardless. ."
    Long live these legends.

  • Albert van Wyk
    Albert van Wyk 5 days ago

    So much respect! Thank you for sharing your hearts with me. I lost my Father and both my Grandfathers when i was young and i so dearly wish they could share with me like you have shared with me today! Thank you xxx

  • Catarina d'Orion
    Catarina d'Orion 5 days ago

    I respect this people a lot, but age doesn't necessarily means wisdom and I think people get so fascinated over this age thing. Time doesn't matter, it's the way you chose to be.

  • Queene Rama
    Queene Rama 5 days ago

    I don't have many failures. Iff I'm making a cake and it fails, it becomes a pudding. Wow! Either you win or you learn. this generation is very prud of you

  • explore Islam
    explore Islam 5 days ago

    subbing everyone who subs me

  • Sam Samoa
    Sam Samoa 6 days ago

    Life lessons from a 100-yr-old: Why the bloody hell did I live so long? After 40 it's all downhill - rapidly! Everyone over 50 should be offered immediate euthanasia - on the taxpayer.

  • tone burgess
    tone burgess 6 days ago +1

    show the ones in poverty not the ones doing good with posh homes and money

  • Hill Shepherd
    Hill Shepherd 6 days ago

    This was GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Badwerty0
    Badwerty0 6 days ago


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    - 7 days ago

    Great job on this one and I am glad to have 'digitally met' these three positive people!
    I tend to come back to this video on days I feel down, this comes into my mind and it gives me a smile every time

  • Dnll Dhn
    Dnll Dhn 7 days ago

    โ€œI was born at an early age โ€œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Emma Grigorian
    Emma Grigorian 7 days ago

    This made me cry.

  • Hea Andrews
    Hea Andrews 7 days ago +2

    They are all so cute โค๏ธ

  • Olivia Cruz
    Olivia Cruz 7 days ago

    They are all so positive, love it.

  • Rb 26
    Rb 26 7 days ago

    My grandad used to give me wishkey when I young as well and on his birthday we have a glass as well must be a old man thing

  • OWL
    OWL 7 days ago


  • L P
    L P 7 days ago

    HUNDRED ONE?????

  • NoName Okay
    NoName Okay 8 days ago +1

    and this is why I Love Old People
    Rip Granda and Granny I Miss you sooo much ...

  • legitgreatness
    legitgreatness 8 days ago

    5k death unbelievers dislike this video ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Ariel Upshaw
    Ariel Upshaw 8 days ago

    That was amazing.

  • Ferris Buller
    Ferris Buller 9 days ago +3

    They all still have their smile. That's the key.

  • spencer carlson
    spencer carlson 9 days ago

    this is adorable

  • Spaceseeker
    Spaceseeker 9 days ago

    TVclip at its best. Truly some lessons here.

  • kiko bebe
    kiko bebe 10 days ago

    omg im feeling so so regrets....i was hurts him.. i hate that..and i dont know why..what just happening before to me..god bless me, i love you

  • domsau2
    domsau2 10 days ago +1

    Garden: fresh vegetables, fresh fruits!

  • Nerddom Square
    Nerddom Square 10 days ago

    It seems the secret to long life is optimism.

  • Soukaina TAHIR
    Soukaina TAHIR 11 days ago

    The Lady is so beautiful !

  • Chloe's Corner
    Chloe's Corner 12 days ago

    Such lovely people!

  • ZainaDancer
    ZainaDancer 12 days ago


  • Hamza Elkasaby
    Hamza Elkasaby 13 days ago

    Where can I find such beautiful videos like this one ?

  • ะฎะปะธั ะ ัะทะฐะฝั†ะตะฒะฐ

    Beautiful people! Enjoyed watching it.

  • Una Uzeirbegovic
    Una Uzeirbegovic 13 days ago +1

    i hope they're still alive๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜”

  • Richmond Millier
    Richmond Millier 14 days ago

    Best thing Iโ€™ve watched in a long time. They are inspirational. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Jo jo
    Jo jo 14 days ago

    love them ๐Ÿ’–

  • Jonny Walker
    Jonny Walker 14 days ago

    Millenial is a person that has come throughout the most important technologies changes in the world (after 1985). How do you call these people that has proved ALL that has existed from the 1915s?

  • CallMe Beky
    CallMe Beky 14 days ago


  • Zzz Zzz
    Zzz Zzz 15 days ago +1

    Thank you for thisโค๏ธBless their souls

  • Grace Hampton
    Grace Hampton 15 days ago +2

    They have lived so much life they donโ€™t even have to make analogies to explain things. They can just tell you about a situation they have actually lived. Itโ€™s amazing

  • mia luna
    mia luna 16 days ago

    in 87 years, I want to be this cool (and alive)

  • FoShizzle
    FoShizzle 16 days ago

    That old woman was absolutely beautiful. Talking about her children like that I can 100% know what she means. I like to think Iโ€™m talking to me grandma and pop sometimes and sheโ€™s right sometimes I feel that they are around and I feel so happy. My grandma only lived to 72 and my pop 79 but Iโ€™m so lucky I had many memories with them. I hope this lady and the 2 gentleman lived many many more healthy and happy years

  • stroy246
    stroy246 16 days ago +1

    They're privileged. No surprise that they're still alive.

  • gssans90s
    gssans90s 16 days ago +1

    I wish i had 1/10 of the positivity, integrity and gratitude these centenarians have.
    Watching this video does help something though.
    Best wishes to all.

  • Viviane Venancio
    Viviane Venancio 16 days ago +4

    They don't look their age! So sharp and put together. I don't think most in our generation will get old with such charm, unfortunately.

  • Is a bell
    Is a bell 17 days ago

    They are all so positive here I am miserable because I decide to be

  • Place Of Abundance
    Place Of Abundance 17 days ago +2

    My soul just got fed, yummy! :-))

  • Sean Jules
    Sean Jules 17 days ago +2

    โ€œIf you are happy, happily married and happily living. That is the finest remedy for illness. Because youโ€™re living in perfect harmony.โ€

  • Y่ป้‡Ž
    Y่ป้‡Ž 17 days ago +1

    aside being 100+ all of them are very positive. that's can not a coincidence

  • Namispond Jamispond
    Namispond Jamispond 17 days ago

    What a joyous video. How many people can say they have had a wonderful life? These 3 are so fortunate to be able to say that. My motto in life is Keep It Simple. Keep drama out of your life and get rid of negative things and people. Enjoy the simple things in life and don't yearn for material things, and always try to look after your health.

  • Notorious EI
    Notorious EI 17 days ago

    ""this goes to old white folks who have hated ppl for the shade of their skin -it's an old saying ""be careful how u treat your fellow man or woman cause it just might come back an haunt u -(karma)!!!!

  • Ewa Majewska
    Ewa Majewska 17 days ago +1

    It made me a little bit teary ๐Ÿคญ

  • David Wil'liam
    David Wil'liam 18 days ago

    watching this in 2019. Hope all of you fellas are still going strong!

  • Lovely Lyn Mata
    Lovely Lyn Mata 18 days ago

    Here in the Philippines. If you reach a 100 years old. The government will give you 100,000 pesos or almost $2000.

  • Jake Warren
    Jake Warren 18 days ago

    incredible video and inspiring comments. Here's the Facebook Page for the best video on the internet!

  • Steph Sancia
    Steph Sancia 18 days ago

    INSPIRATIONAL ! I often wonder if it's the essence of their era ? Will the youth of 2019 who live to be 100 be able to look back with such positive fondness ? Much Gratitude to you All xo

  • Rob Smith
    Rob Smith 18 days ago

    Brilliant, all three are a credit too this country. My father lived too 98 and died this year, will be very happy if I can get any where near that.

  • Mandy O'Callaghan
    Mandy O'Callaghan 18 days ago

    All 3 of them are a true inspiration, it would be an honour to know them

  • Wes Yates
    Wes Yates 19 days ago

    Keep Right on to the End of the Road
    Harry Lauder

    Ev'ry road thro' life is a long, long road,
    Fill'd with joys and sorrows too,
    As you journey on how your heart will yearn
    For the things most dear to you.
    With wealth and love 'tis so,
    But onward we must go.
    Keep right on to the end of the road,
    Keep right on to the end,
    Tho' the way be long, let your heart be strong,
    Keep right on round the bend.
    Tho' you're tired and weary still journey on,
    Till you come to your happy abode,
    Where all the love you've been dreaming of
    Will be there at the end of the road.
    With a big stout heart to a long steep hill,
    We may get there with a smile,
    With a good kind thought and an end in view,
    We may cut short many a mile.
    So let courage ev'ry day
    Be your guiding star alway.
    Keep right on to the end of the road,
    Keep right on to the end,
    Tho' the way be long, let your heart be strong,
    Keep right on round the bend.
    Tho' you're tired and weary still journey on,
    Till you come to your happy abode,
    Where all the love you've been dreaming of
    Will be there at the end of the road.