Does Your Age Matter?



Forget your age. It's what you do - not when you do it - that really counts.


At age 7 Mozart wrote his first symphony.


At age 14 country singer LeAnn Rimes won her first two Grammies.


At age 15 Geta Thunberg began protesting outside the Swedish parliament on climate change.


At age 16 swimmer Shane Gould won three Olympic Gold medals.


At age 17 Joan of Arc led an Army in defense of France.


At age 17 Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize.


At age 20 Debbi Fields founded Mrs. Fields cookie company.


At age 21 Fred DeLuca co-founded Subway with just $1,000 in the bank.


At age 43 John F. Kennedy ran for the U.S. Presidency, and won.


At age 45 boxer George Foreman regained the heavyweight championship of the world.


At age 46 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth Masters tournament.


At age 54 jockey Willie Shoemaker won the Kentucky Derby.


At age 57 Deb Ray Kroc founded MacDonald's.


At age 65 Harland David Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken.


At age 78 Grandma Moses started painting and was still participating in one-woman art shows well into her nineties.


At age 83 architect Frank Lloyd Write was asked which one of his masterpieces was the best. "My next one," he always said.


At age 84 Titian painted his famous, "Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto."


At age 86 Ruth Rothfarb ran the Boston Marathon in just over five hours. "You lose a lot of speed between 80 and 86," she joked.


At age 104 Carl Evans was asked by a Denver reporter, "Have you lived in Denver all your life?" Cal laughed and replied, "Not yet, Sonny."


"Here's a test to determine whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." -Richard Bach

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." -George Eliot
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