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Betty White just turned 98 years old on January 17th and seems to still be going strong even in old age. She is someone many look up to and even as she ages she still makes a point to be quite present in the public eye.

In the past, Betty has made lots of jokes about how she has lived for so long despite so many passing away much sooner than her, especially in the entertainment world. One of those jokes even noting that perhaps vodka, hotdogs, and loving animals had kept her alive and happy but what is her real secret? Well apparently at her 95th birthday celebration she credited her happy life to her being a ‘cockeyed optimist.’ย 

White is one of the most amazing people in the world as she is still out there in this world working and making the most of each day that passes. She always seems to make the most of every situation and tries to see the silly side of things. Sure, that might not sound like a lot but remaining positive in a world like this is a huge feat.

Back in 2018, She told Parade Magazine as follows when asked what tips or tricks she had to give others for living happily and healthfully ‘for more than nine decades’:

“Enjoy life. Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”

White says she doesn’t have any secrets but that she also doesn’t plan to retire. Perhaps her love for working and keeping herself busy is part of what keeps her going on such a level. Considering how many older folks fall into loneliness and depression from being stuck at home all the time, I feel like that in itself is one of her ‘not so secret’ secrets to longevity.

We could all learn a lot from Betty White. She lives with purpose and follows her passions. Perhaps if we all worked harder to live in the moment all the while chasing our dreams as White has we would all be much happier and healthier overall.ย 

While it is a little late, happy belated birthday Miss White. Here’s to many more. To hear more about Betty White and her recent birthday please check out the video below. Isn’t she astonishing?

Could you imagine accomplishing so much in your life? Even after she finally passes someday, she will live on forever, without a doubt. ‘The older you get the better you get’ is extremely true for this marvelous woman.