Curiosity – The Longevity Factor!

Being Curious does make a difference in life!

Alexander Imich

“The compensation for dying is that I will
learn all the things I was not able to
learn here on earth” ~ Alexander Imich, 2014

Meet Alexander Imich. Yesterday was his birthday he’s 111 years old. Officially the oldest man in the world. He attributes his long life to his never-ending curious nature, in spite of all the adversity he has lived through. Read the excellent interview by David Luke of the Daily Grail here.

But wait a minute, as of this writing there are 65 individuals older than him. And they’re all women! Which begs the question – Are we (women) more curious than our opposite gender counterparts, or are we just better at surviving?

Something to ponder.

Hope your week started out well for you. Thank you for stopping by. A prayer of well-being for the safety and safe return to their homes to all the kidnapped girls in Africa.

~ Penny

16 thoughts on “Curiosity – The Longevity Factor!

  1. What a great story this was Penny. Thank you for sharing. I certainly don’t know why women tend to hold the most numbers for longest-lived but do believe that a curious mind is vital to happiness and growth. You will have to let the world know when you get to be his age. Given your curious mind, I think longevity may be in your future! πŸ˜‰

  2. When I was at school, it was part of the curriculum to go and help the elderly in their homes. The women were always the oldest and I used to ask what did they think they did to help their longevity and health… The answer was always the same, a pack of cigarettes and a glass of brandy before bed!

    • Hey Claire, how’s everything been going? I need to drop by for a visit.

      Ha, ha, I agree with their answer. Sounds like the perfect longevity recipe to me. Some of the oldest folks I’ve known, have been drinkers (alcohol and coffee) and smokers. Interesting – that!
      Keep taking care of you, my friend! xx

  3. He look s so good for his age. I do think we are more curious than men, I also think women in general do live longer. We’ll be still blogging with 100. πŸ™‚ High five Penny!

  4. I think women have been living longer than men in recent decades because of advances in health care; specifically pregnancy and childbirth, which had been the two primary killers of women throughout world history. Also, women don’t usually kill each other over men, the way men do over women.

  5. That man doesn’t look a day past 80 something.
    WOW – to have the chance to live for so long & see so much.
    What a blessing!

    Keeping those sweet innocent girls in my prayers. Hope they are all back home soon – very soon.

    xo πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xo

    • He really does look good for his age, RoSy. and I also am keeping those brave young girls in my prayers right along with you – hoping for the best, soonest! πŸ™‚ xo

  6. I think I heard somewhere that the oldest woman is 126 years old. That means she was already over 100 when my son was born. Curiosity may kill the cat, but the man (and woman) reap the rewards.

    He looks good for his age. As Bilbo Baggins called it – Eleventy-One.

    • He does look good. I really like stories like this one Al. Even through adversity, he carried on! Hang in there, Alastair. All will work out. All my love and support, πŸ™‚ xoxo

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