One of the most cherished blessings we give any one is, to “live for a hundred years”! But then learning from the lives lived meaningfully and long is not easy. While some may have lost the ability to listen and talk some others may have their faculties still very vibrant. In many parts of the world, the average life expectancy is increasing. With the years, the wish to stay forever young seems to be replaced by the wish to grow old gracefully.
How does a person live to be 100 years old? What is the secret behind a good and long life? Do we find satisfaction, equanimity or even happiness in a long life? What has been the strife that many of the centenarians have lived through due to famine, plague and other calamities at the turn of the last century.
Can we find wisdom Learning From Centenarians (30) in foolishness when age approaches a century? And what can we learn from them about climate change, living frugally and coping with hardships and difficulties. SRISTI’s study of centenarians is a collection of profiles of people who have lived 100 years and longer. Many questions have been asked of them and many more remain to be asked. SRISTI wishes them long life and hopes to learn the lessons of living a sustainable lifestyle.