Some time ago, I read an article in the Washington Post about a 100 year old scientist who fought for decades against trans fat. Trans fat lowers good cholesterol and increases bad. It clogs the arteries and many consider it a poison. Enter Fred Kummerow who discovered its dangers in the 1950’s. After trying for decades to warn the public, he sued the FDA in 2013. Now the FDA is working to eliminate trans fat from the food supply.
It’s yet another proof point that you can make a difference at any age.
Here is an infographic highlighting some others who have continued to change and inspire later in life:
What a great reminder to not allow obstacles to stop us from achieving our dreams. As Ken Blanchard reminds us, don’t retire, refire!
Image Credit: Aaron Visuals