When Toby Keith, famed songwriter and country music hit star, asked his friend, 89 year old actor/director Clint Eastwood how Eastwood keeps up his relentless energy and strength (while others his age are content too just sit and reflect) Clint simply responded “I just get up every day and don’t let the old man in.” (click here)
Toby Keith was so inspired by just that one sentence Eastwood spoke, he wrote a song about it and sent it over to Clint. That song became a winning feature in Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, ‘The Mule‘.
There’s much wisdom in what Clint Eastwood said. Whether you’re a man or a woman, never let the old person into your life, stay young and just keep on doing what you’re doing. It’s as plain and simple as all of that.
Here’s the song. Listen closely to the lyrics: