YEL 086: Do you want to live to 180? Dave Asprey does; I certainly dont

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  • January 22, 2020
Do you want to live to 180? Dave Asprey does; I certainly dont

Do you want to live to 180? Dave Asprey does; I certainly dont. Dave Asprey was interviewed by Jay Shetty about his new book Super Human and the ability to live to 180 years of age. It’s fair to say I don’t align with Asprey’s views on ageing, but I don’t deny him by any stretch his right to go for broke in the pursuit of 180 Not Out. His view is that given that 120 years of age is achievable (which I’m still not sold on), and given the rise in technology over the last 20 years, adding 50% of this to get 180 is not unnattainable at all. Asprey is very embedded in the science of longevity, however I don’t see this 180yoa prediction based on any science whatsoever. Here’s how I see things – Jeanne Calment holds the record at 122 years and 164 days. But even that record is somewhat tarnished. I discussed it on episode 304 of 100 Not Out and it’s all been laid out here in an engrossing three part article. https://medium.com/@yurideigin/jaccuse-why-122-year-longevity-record-may-be-fake-af87fc0c3133In addition, Sarah Knauss gets the silver medal for longevity at 119 years and 97 days. It’s not 120, and more than three years behind Calment. Think of the billions of people who have existed and we have one dubious winner and a second who is relative light years behind. And if Knauss is the winner, she is light years ahead of the next best. Japanese Nabi Tajima lived for 117 years and 260 days, a full 18 months younger than Knauss. Again, for the billions of people that have been born, 120 is anything but normal or common. I love the idea of 120, but it certainly is not a “given”. Then there’s the social, family and financial costs. Will my family and friends age gracefully with me, or will I be the Lone Ranger sitting on top of the longevity tree? I really don’t want that. I could go on and on but I won’t. Long story short, I don’t want to live to 180. Do you?*** Resources Mentioned ***Jay Shetty podcast On Purpose100NO #304 – Was Jeanne Calment – the oldest person ever – a fraud. http://marcuspearce.com.au/100no-304-was-jeanne-calment-the-oldest-person-ever-a-fraud/Create Your Exceptional LIfe – Byron Bay – May 16-17 – Spend two days creating the life you were born to live – www.marcuspearce.com.au/byronbay

Posted by Marcus Pearce on Tuesday, 21 January 2020

@dave.asprey was interviewed by @jayshetty about his new book Super Human and the ability to live to 180 years of age.

It’s fair to say I don’t align with Asprey’s views on ageing, but I don’t deny him by any stretch his right to go for broke in the pursuit of 180 Not Out.

His view is that given that 120 years of age is achievable (which I’m still not sold on), and given the rise in technology over the last 20 years, adding 50% of this to get 180 is not unnattainable at all.

Asprey is very embedded in the science of longevity, however I don’t see this 180yoa prediction based on any science whatsoever.

Here’s how I see things –

Jeanne Calment holds the record at 122 years and 164 days. But even that record is somewhat tarnished. I discussed it on episode 304 of 100 Not Out and it’s all been laid out here in an engrossing three part article.

https://medium.com/@yurideigin/jaccuse-why-122-year-longevity-record-may-be-fake-af87fc0c3133

In addition, Sarah Knauss gets the silver medal for longevity at 119 years and 97 days. It’s not 120, and more than three years behind Calment. Think of the billions of people who have existed and we have one dubious winner and a second who is relative light years behind.

And if Knauss is the winner, she is light years ahead of the next best. Japanese Nabi Tajima lived for 117 years and 260 days, a full 18 months younger than Knauss.
Again, for the billions of people that have been born, 120 is anything but normal or common.

I love the idea of 120, but it certainly is not a “given”. Then there’s the social, family and financial costs. Will my family and friends age gracefully with me, or will I be the Lone Ranger sitting on top of the longevity tree? I really don’t want that.

I could go on and on but I won’t. Long story short, I don’t want to live to 180.

Do you?

*** Resources Mentioned ***

@jayshetty podcast On Purpose

100NO #304- Was Jeanne Calment – the oldest person ever – a fraud? http://marcuspearce.com.au/100no-304-was-jeanne-calment-the-oldest-person-ever-a-fraud/

Create Your Exceptional LIfe – Byron Bay – May 16-17 – Spend two days creating the life you were born to live – www.marcuspearce.com.au/byronbay

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