Credit: Danny ClinchAs the drummer of The Eagles, Don Henley certainly went the distance, and is passing on his life wisdom in a new interview with Men’s Journal.

What advice does Henley have to share? On the subject of winning an argument, he said it’s all about “agreeing to disagree” and moving on.

“Try to find common ground — something most people in Congress have forgotten how to do,” he says.

On getting older, Henley said to not let atrophy settle in. “We have to stay curious, stay engaged, and, above all, stay fit,” he advises. “Family, friends, travel, music, books, gardening, a little good wine now and then — all these things, coupled with the right attitude, can make aging enjoyable.”

He follows his own advice by bringing exercise equipment on the road.

“I travel with a recumbent exercise bike, free weights and other equipment, my brilliant fitness trainer and my trusty road manager of 41 years,” he says. “It’s a team effort. I talk to my family on the phone every day, albeit briefly, because if I talk at length, I lose my voice.”

Regrets? He’s had a few.

“Never ever allow yourself to be defined by past mistakes,” he said. “We all make them, but the real shame lies in not learning the lessons inherent in those mistakes. I’m not the same man I was, and I’m not the man I’m going to be. I’m a work in progress.”

On the subject of what women want, Henley wasn’t as verbal.

“They want basically the same things we do,” he said. “They just want to talk about it a lot more.”

Henley’s first new solo album in 15 years, the country-flavored Cass County, which will be released on September 25. He will support Cass County with a North American tour that kicks off October 3 in Phoenix and is mapped out through a November 12 concert in Philadelphia.

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