Saturday, 24 March 2018

WTY-14: Life Objectives and Longevity

24 Mar 2018

Most, if not all, ageing people live a retired life. During retirement, if you have clear or specific life objectives and still keep pursuing them, you are sure to live a happier, healthier and longer life than those who spend their last years idly just to kill time. Fan Xuji, former president of Shanghai Jiaotong University, offers a good example. Despite his old age, he was still busy teaching and supervising his Phd candidates right before his death at age 102 in 2015. For him, it was more important to continue his scientific research at his lab than to enjoy leisure at home.

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