If I could travel in time, I would go back to the end of 19th century, because this is the time when some of my ancestors lived and those people became legends for me. To start with, one of great great grandfathers had lived for 108 years. He spent the first half of his life in serfdom (=slavery), but when serfs were freed he chose to get some education, became a vet and continued to live his life happily. I saw the picture of him at 103, and I was amazed by the energy or light (not sure how to call it) he was beaming with. If angels come to this world, he was definitely one of them. I don’t know any other ways to explain how one can survive such hardships and not only stay alive but also remain positive and «bitterless».

Thanks to him I know for sure that: a) you live as long as you want to live; b) no matter what life throws at you or how unfair people are with you it’s you who decides how to react. That’s why I would like to talk to him and find out his secret. What did he do differently? And what does it take to overcome particularly tough things?