The 100 / #55: Tara Crowley

#55 Tara Crowley Volunteer California, USA

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About Tara

Tell us a little about yourself:
Retired from the University of California. Currently volunteer with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Studied Literature and Visual Arts in college, funded by myself and government grants and loans. I was fortunate that in the 1970s obtaining a college degree was affordable.

Tell us one thing you’re most proud of?
I’m most proud of my resilience…it has been essential in getting me to where I am.

What one thing would you like to have done by your 100th birthday?
By the time I’m 100, I hope to achieve deep peace about the arc of my life and whatever small things I could do to make the world a better place.

What one thing do you think has been the most significant in your life time?
Medical advances are the most significant thing I’ve seen in my lifetime: vaccines, treatments and cures for disease, information dissemination, birth control and the integration of mind/body understanding into mainstream western medicine.

What one piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
I would tell my 10 year old self to understand, at her deepest level, that she is worthy of love and belonging.

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