As I Grow Old David Greenberger has made a career of talking with old people and sharing their stories in books, magazines and CDs. He believes the elderly friends he's made over time are teaching him how to grow old.
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(SOUNDBITE OF "THIS I BELIEVE" INTRO)

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Today, we hear from David Greenberger, an artist from Greenwich, New York. He was familiar to some NPR listeners. He's been on before, retelling the stories of senior citizens. Here's our series curator, independent producer Jay Allison.

JAY ALLISON: Here is David Greenberger with his essay for This I Believe.

DAVID GREENBERGER: As I grow old, I know issues that were once of great concern to me won't seem important anymore. I believe that having something new happen, no matter how small, is what makes for a healthy day, no matter how many days may be left.

ALLISON: For This I Believe, I'm Jay Allison.

INSKEEP: You can find more This I Believe essays at npr.org.

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