Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reaching 120 May Be Common Some Day

The oldest man in the world has died. That would be Jiroemon Kimura who died June 12 at the age of 116 years and 54 days.
Jiroemon Kimura, dead at 116-plus
 So now the hunt is on for the new oldest man (and woman) right now.  As I said in a previous post, being the oldest person in the planet is a record that is not held for very long.  Kimura, who was born  in Japan on April 19, 1897, when Queen Victoria was still on the throne,  held the title since Dec. 28, 2012., less than six months. Nonetheless, more and more of us are getting up there. Our children should take note. This month National Geographic talks with a number of long-lived people in its cover story and predicts our children (or grandchildren) will live to be 120.
So... start planning for a longer future than you thought.  And don't worry so much that your kids (or grandkids) haven't figure things out by age 30. They have plenty of time to get their act together.

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