The 100 / #93: Frank Beckwith

#93 Frank Beckwith Brooklyn, NY, USA

About Frank

What one thing are you most proud of in your 93 years so far?
What I am most proud of is seeing my daughters and grandchildren accomplish so much while growing up. And how they have performed in their lives.

What one thing do you hope to do before you’re 100 years old?
I’d like to go to Paris. I’d like to spend some time in Europe, and see the Mediterranean.

What do you feel is the most significant thing that has changed in the world during your lifetime?
The most significant changes were what happened in the world following each World War. Leadership in Europe changed significantly. Movement between countries increased, and with it ideas; political, educational, social, economic and industrial, stimulating progress in communication, information sharing, and medicine.

As I was growing up, the world was changing constantly. And the changes were occurring all over the world in every country, effecting people’s lives. How they lived, their comfort. Different parts of the population were educated and the extent of the education changed as the world was changing.

What one piece of advice would you give your 10 year old self?
Remember everything and anything that is available to be learned. Read everything you can your hands on. Read the newspaper at often as possible.
You must always do what is going to improve the life around you, and the lives of others.
However, a ten year old would never take advice from a ninety three year old man. He doesn’t care about improving his life, he just cares about how his life is improved, and how his family is living.

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