Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is now 65 years old, has grown wise after years of experience.
According to TODAY, the ex-governator shared some of his life lessons, that he has learned throughout the course of his life, in the January “Meaning of Life” issue of Esquire magazine.
One piece of advice that Arnold gave was, stick to the job you know.
Arnold recalled a time where he criticized the writing of writer/director James Cameron. Arnold was skeptical when it came to one of the most iconic phrases in The Terminator, saying:
“I didn’t get it at first. ‘I’ll be back.’ What the f– is ‘I’ll’? ‘I will be back’ sounded much stronger in my mind. So I argued with (writer/director) Jim Cameron. And he said, ‘Look, Arnold, I don’t tell you how to act. Please don’t tell me how to write.'”
The former governor of California eventually admitted that Cameron knew what he was doing. Schwarzeneggger said:
“After I saw it in the movie, I was so thankful to Cameron. That was a good lesson to learn. If someone is a good writer, stick to the script.”
Schwarzenegger also spoke about how sex can change throughout the years. He told Esquire:
“When you get older, sex may change a bit. When you’re 65, it’s not exactly the same as when you were 25. But that doesn’t mean it’s over. It’s never over.”
I don’t know about you, but it fills me with warm, fuzzy feelings to know that Arnold is willing to give these useful pieces of advice.