The Life Of Meaning: The Principles Of Longevity

Longevity is a multifaceted topic encompassing various factors such as a sense of purpose, nutrition & diet, lifestyle habits, slowing down ageing, lifelong learning, gene therapy, physical exercise, regenerative medicine, happiness etc.

You lack the desire to live long beyond the 100th-year mark because you do not understand what longevity and immortality mean to you.

On Longevity:

Living longer is different from achieving immortality on Earth.

Like Japan, with 70,000 people that are currently aged 100 years plus. It may surprise you that they live far longer than many Africans. The average life expectancy in Japan is 84.2 years. On average, men live up to 81.1 years, and women live up to 87.1 years.

Healthy lifestyle habits and food choices are the secrets to their longevity.

This extends their lifespan faster than you can imagine.

As Socrates once said that “a life that is not examined is not worth living”

It’s not about living longer but a quality life with meaning.

On immortality:

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote in The Brothers Karamazov, “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for”.

If Steve Jobs had a nuance value, Apple wouldn’t have existed, and he might be an ordinary man doing the typical 9 to 5 work.

His passion for technology and unwavering commitment to excellence brought him to the spotlight, which left a legacy that has outlived him.

Same with Albert Einstein, who suffered an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76.

He refused surgery at Princeton University Medical Centre, saying, “It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.”

These talented men had died and many other cultural icons but achieved immortality through a long-lasting legacy.

A fulfilling purpose leads to immortality the world can’t forget in a hurry.

Principles Of Longevity

In the realm of longevity, truth and a life of meaning are crucial to quality living:

  • Quality over quantity, a better quality of life is better than 100 years of no purpose. Never leave a big mess to the next generation to fix.

  • Don’t limit your knowledge to shallow health hints. Learn and explore other deep dimensions of health. The most valuable possession a person can have is health. The international longevity summit is here.

  • Create an environment for health and vitality to flourish. Jim Rohn reminds us that our physical body is our home, and taking care of it is essential if we want to live a long and healthy life.

  • Avoid chronic stress, being very worried and tense for an extended period because of money problems or work stress. Take a break from work or other stressors and engage in relaxing activities, including spending time with friends and relatives.

  • Eat for your cells, tissues, blood and organs, not your tummy. From Dr Mark Hyman: A diet high in processed and refined foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats can contribute to chronic disease and accelerated ageing.

You can achieve optimal health if you’re honest with yourself.

What’s even more interesting is living a meaningful life and leaving a significant mark in the lives of people and future generations.

I hope you enjoyed this one.

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