If I Live to Be 100
Lessons From the CentenariansBook - 2002
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This is an easy book to read. The author describes the emotions she experienced while conducting her interviews with centenarian people. 19 interviews in total. Some were interviewed twice.
She also shares how this idea resulted in a great challenge, even though she is an experienced reporter. Interviewing 100 + year old people comes with a lot of unconsidered aspects. Like not counting with difficulties to hear, tiredness, and even deep depression in these long lived persons.
All happens in the US. All of the stories are worth to read and stimulates thinking and wondering for our own lives.
Concept of "limbic resonance" is provided (psychology field) by Dr. Thomas Lewis in page 184. Actually, he is the 14th interviewed and not 100 years old.
For me, the message of centenarians is: have company to share life with and try to enjoy it.
What motivated me to read this book is that we don't know if we will live up to be 100. Potentially most of us are, but one never knows.
Spoiler alert: most of the centenarian pass away.
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