Veda B. Joshi, Nepal


Age: 80 -- Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal

My dream was to have my children educated in the United States. It was not easy to leave something you love (Nepal) for something else. But for my children, I sacrificed everything: my country, my friends, the closeness of my mother, everything.

If only human beings could renounce our selfishness, our greed, or even break away from our ego cage. If our leaders and people of all cultures and faiths all forget I, ME, AND MINE... our world would be a more peaceful haven.

Living a long life requires a driving force, a purpose, and love from your children. We need to be wanted. Without these ingredients it is easy to give up.

If you have nothing good to say, keep quiet. Once a word comes out, it cannot go back in!