Concise Words of Wisdom

“The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.” – Andy Rooney

I like to watch 60 Minutes on Sunday night. I find it interesting and entertaining. It provides news, investigative interviews, and my all-time favorite – the Andy Rooney segment.

Last Sunday, Andy Rooney talked about the many studies that have been done with drinks. He noted that in one study done years ago, coffee was thought to cause cancer, but a new study now says coffee may be good for you. And what about diet soda and wine? Good? Bad?  Studies seem to contradict themselves so Andy Rooney doesn’t pay attention to the research. He says “life can be dangerous to your health” and when it comes to drinks, “drink up because tomorrow they may say it’s bad.”  

Andy Rooney is a writer, producer, and humorist. As a commentator, he’s concise. It’s a quality I admire. In less than three minutes, he imparts words of wit and wisdom as he looks at everyday life from beneath his bushy eyebrows. He’s ninety-two. I don’t want to say he’s old, but he’s a lot older than most people I know.

“I didn’t get old on purpose, it just happened. If you’re lucky, it could happen to you.” ─ Andy Rooney

My conclusion is that Andy Rooney knows what he’s talking about. Listen and learn from Andy Rooney.

“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” ─ Andy Rooney

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