I’m amazed at how many of my 80-year-old friends are quite functional. That would have been something I never would have thought possible when I was 20 years old. I’m hoping I’m still at my peak as a tennis player.
For my 80th birthday I was given the racket that Roger Federer plays with. It’s a good racket, and it let’s me play better. But, in all honesty, I can’t believe that I’ll be doing this 10 years from now. I just think I’ll slow down some. And I don’t want to.
I think we’re all in favor of being alive when we’re alive. And of course, it’s how you define being alive.
In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think’s studio.