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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day six, Chapter 14.  Jack Sholl

As a boy of about 10, Jack got into a fistfight with the neighborhood bully, who bloodied Jack’s nose during the fight.  Jack returned home with blood spattered on his face, whereupon his father took a good look at him and became angry with Jack, so it seemed. His father immediately and I mean immediately, marched Jack back to the bully’s house. Jack fought him again but this time, he bloodied the bully’s nose. That was the last time that bully ever picked on Jack.
When Jack was asked what lessons he learned from his father, Jack proudly replied, “To stand up for your rights, do not back down, and do not quit.”  Jack learned that early lesson well, and it continued to guide him. Jack does not know how to quit.
After spending that year at the shipyards, he did join the service and fought honorably for his country.
Jack attributes parental support for some of his success. His father paid for trumpet lessons when he was a kid, as well as the Boy Scout paraphernalia needed.  His parents came to his functions and always told him he did a great job.  He still remembers his mother bragging to others about him.  Jack does well with extrinsic reinforcement.  Actual praise is one of his motivators.
To be continued


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