By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He’s a Baltimore native, the author of two and a World War II veteran.

WJZ’s Ron Matz has more on a man who’s just turn 95 and is still going strong.

What’s the secret to his longevity?

“I’ve been blessed,” said Julian Hyman, a Baltimore original.

Hyman grew up during the Depression and after serving in the Army Air Force Ground Support System, he went into the family business — traveling around the world and learning something.

“Certain principles came into my mind,” he said. “People all over the world are the same. There’s good and bad in every race and ever nation, but we are all the same.”

Hyman began taking notes, which turned into this book “U Can Save Our World.”

He says technologies can make the world a better place.

“It’s very easy now to talk to someone on the other side of the world,” Hyman said. “We should take advantage of it. We should get to know each other.”

“I traveled around the world,” he added. “I would get up in the morning and take walks around the hotels. I did the same thing to watch the local people, talk to them and meet them.”

Last week, Hyman celebrated his 95th birthday and at a local restaurant handed out copies of his book.

Matz: What do you hope people will take away from your book?

“If we get to know each other and become friends, we’re not going to go out killing each other. We’re going to say ‘what can we do together that we can help each other?'” he said.

Hyman is married and the father of two children. He’s a 1938 graduate of Baltimore City College and went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.


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