The one thing you have to do to reach a ripe old age Better check for a pulse… The one thing you have to do to reach a ripe old age? It’s simple. To reach an old age, you just have to live long enough. Next Blog Note: Today’s thought was inspired by Groucho Marx By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.