This reminded me of the Japanese concept of ‘ikigai’ attributed to the centennials on the island of Okinawa. It can be distilled to ‘a reason for living,’ similarly to what you’ve described in the article. I definitely think one’s outlook and ‘raison d’être’ is a big predictor of longevity. Thank you for sharing your research, Markham!

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