zaterdag 20 juni 2009

The world’s oldest man is now from Britain

A man by the name of Henry Allingham, now holds the title of “The Oldest Man Of The World”. Mister Allington, who served in World War I, has outlived Tomoji Tanabe, who was the oldest person among the living up until now. Mister Allingham now has the age of 113 and he has lived during three centuries. Revealing his secret of how he became the world’s oldest man, he said: “The trick is to look after yourself and always know your limitations”. Mister Allingham feels he would like to go now, as he is ready to die peacefully.

Personal reaction to this topic:
First of all I would like to say that I have great admiration for the elderly. We should never forget that they have gained certain wisdom over the years. Therefore, older people have so many interesting things to tell younger people. It is a shame that the elderly are sometimes neglected in society. They are often considered old-fashioned or even inconvenient because people do not want to be bothered looking after them. I can imagine that people this old, would like life to end. Who wants to outlive their children, relatives and friends? I most certainly would not!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6537430.ece

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