The National Institute of Aging’s Dr. Robert Butler found that older people who could articulate their sense of purpose lived 8 years longer than those who can’t. In Okinawa, the word “Ikigai” means “the reason for which I wake up in the morning.”
This Karate teacher can still buckle young men to their knees. His dedication to passing down a Marshall Art is his life purpose and seems to be paying off. He’s 102 years old.
Image and description courtesy of Blue Zones
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