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Betty White Reveals Her Secrets for a Long Life and We’re Here for It

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The Fountain of Youth has been sought after for years with many alluding to the everlasting springs as the answer to living a long life. However, Hollywood’s beloved golden girl, Betty White is making it easy for all of us in our searches by sharing her secrets to a long and happy life — and to be honest, we are here for all of it. 

In an interview with Parade, the 95-year-old White, best known for her series Golden Girls, shares how important it is to enjoy life for what it is, while accentuating the positive and not the negative in everything we do.

“It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look,” White said.

White, who will be celebrating her 96th birthday on Jan. 17, goes on to share that the positive mindset she has kept thriving in more than seven decades really helped her in her career, particularly when she got turned down for parts due to being “unphotogenic.”

“You just keep plugging away. You don’t give up,” she told Parade.

Touted a self-proclaimed optimist, White’s thousand-watt outlook on life is “pretty much the same” from when she first started acting in 1945, with the six-time Emmy Award winner emphasizing the real value in seeing life with a beaming positivity.

“I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside. I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time,” she said.

With a lengthy list of credits to her name, including some of the biggest and beloved TV shows and movies, White also explained that she’s learned how Hollywood success is much simpler than many imagine. In a world where Tinseltown is looked upon as a difficult medium to break through, she says it is anything but.

“Do your work, learn your lines and come in prepared,” she said. “Don’t think you can wing it, because you can’t. We’re in show business, which is fun, but take your business seriously, because it is a serious business.”

With White disclosing how a positive mindset is responsible for her happy, cheerful life, she also has thoughts on a good diet. Well, maybe a decent and fun-loving one at that. The Golden Girls star told the publication that she loves vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.” And she might be on to something, especially when it comes to drinking as a recent study found adults who were moderate drinkers are actually more than 20 percent less likely to die early of any cause.

While we know White will continue down the path, she is also not ready to retire, telling Parade she just “loves to work” and age doesn’t make a difference when she has drive.

“I’ll keep working until they stop asking,” she said.

Parade is on newstands now.

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