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Misao Okawa is the oldest person in the world. Since last Wednesday she is 116 years old. Born in Osaka, Japan, on March 5, 1898, and her family was engaged in the manufacture of kimonos. She married in 1919 and had three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Okawa is one of five people alive today who were born in the nineteenth century.

Misao Okawa is the oldest person in the world. Since last Wednesday she is 116 years old. Born in Osaka, Japan, on March 5, 1898, and her family was engaged in the manufacture of kimonos. She married in 1919 and had three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Okawa is one of five people alive today who were born in the nineteenth century.

 

Okawa, who now lives in a nursing home, was flattered with a cake and candles with the number 116. She also received a visit from the mayor of Osaka, which gave her a bouquet of flowers. When she was asked to do a review on her birthday, she said: “It is a long time.” And an employee of the nursing home said, “She always says that the secret of long life is to eat good food and rest.”

 

 

A woman who has lived in three centuries can tell us many very interesting things about life. Perhaps we could imagine an apparently deep and brainy sentence. But she doesn’t do that. Misao Okawa tells us that life is a long time, and that in life you have to eat good food and rest. That’s her secret.

 

These are two great paradoxes, because life sometimes seems extremely short, and because we tend to consider the hours spent at the table, sleeping and resting as a waste of time. And however, it’s quite the opposite. In life there is time for everything, if you really know what are the most important things we want to do with it. There is time for work, neither more nor less than necessary. There is time to make friends, to fall in love, to have fun and also to cry. There is time for the welcomes and farewells. There is time to eat a good meal, time to wake up and time to rest. That is what Misao Okawa says. And she has three centuries of life, so she knows more than anyone about that

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