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Swiss Radio interview

I was recently interviewed on Swiss radio about my thoughts on Swiss life.

“If you remove all difficulty and challenge from your life, if you go into a world of total comfort and total luxury, you’ve also entered the realm of total decay. One of the things I like about the Swiss is, they work really hard, and they take care of themselves with a real sense of personal and community responsibility. If you look at a check-list of how to live well and live long, like one of those Blue Zones lists, people here naturally live like that. It’s community, it’s a sense of purpose, diet, exercise. I mean you guys already know it. It’s like intrinsic to you guys.”

“I don’t think it’s a pan-European thing, I think it’s a particular Swiss way of living. It’s a certain set of values that people have here, and an outlook at life. And I think that that something can be learned by anyone. Here, the sense of community here, which is very powerful, is something you don’t have in a lot of Anglo cultures.”

One can fault the Swiss on a lot of things- being uptight, weird language, cuckoo clocks- but as far as a culture that lives the AGEIST values of learning, health, community and purpose, they are really an astonishing culture. And don’t even get me started on how envious I am of their governing systems.

See medical disclaimer below. ↓

The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

 

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