What always impresses me is that you will always find a legend like Chuck Yeager, Neil Armstrong, etc live to 90-100 yrs old in a sane and fulfilling life. They eat and breath the challenges of life until the end. Anytime we go to Oshkosh we always see Chuck Yeager (now at 89.5 yrs old) cutting up with kids, chatting up with adults, etc.
Another fun fact. While at Oshkosh, I personally witnessed Chuck Yeager meet a group of Make-A-Wish kids. The group was to fly with Chuck Yeager in a Ford Tri-Motor. The group ended up being smaller than expected so Chuck Yeager (on his own command) took the kids to the nearby sitting (and privately owned) B-17 Aluminum Overcast. He loaded them up the plane for a tour, ultimately fired the fighting fortress engines up (Chuck Yeager holds the only pilots license in America that licenses him to fly any aircraft)), and "kidnapped" the kids for a private flight on a B-17! That plane took off and swear to my death, he slowly turned it around, aimed it straight at the chaos of the worlds largest flyin and buzzed the crowd at tree top level in a B-17 filled with Make-A-Wish kids. It was one of those moments that still makes you naturally tear up knowing that rules, codes, risk in your legend status, etc were all broken just so you could make those kids smile and laugh.
My eyes are watering up remembering my personal witness to what he did that day. He is a gruff guy, but one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen in a human being.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison