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    Bryan Hubbard
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    If you want to live a long life, find a good reason to be alive. People with a purpose live a longer and healthier life than those who believe their life is pointless, a new study has discovered.
    Those with the strongest life purpose were more than twice as likely to live longer than someone whose life was aimless and was about day-to-day survival. They were also less likely to be suffering from a chronic health problem. A positive outlook seems to keep inflammation in check, as well as life-threatening problems such as cancer and heart disease, the researchers say.



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    Rastysa, please remove the commercial link from your post. That's considered spamming and could result in your loss of membership.
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    Researchers at University of California - Riverside conducted a study (The Longevity Project) to determine the predictors of health and longevity. Their findings were astounding. Conclusion: It's not the most optimistic, cheerful, happy-go-lucky, stress-free, jovial person who has the best health and lives the longest. **It was the most prudent and persistent individuals who stayed the healthiest and lived the longest. Prudence and persistence led to more important benefits that helped individuals live wiser and more careful lives.
    Read the study here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0311153541.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    If you want to live a long life, find a good reason to be alive. People with a purpose live a longer and healthier life than those who believe their life is pointless, a new study has discovered.
    Those with the strongest life purpose were more than twice as likely to live longer than someone whose life was aimless and was about day-to-day survival. They were also less likely to be suffering from a chronic health problem. A positive outlook seems to keep inflammation in check, as well as life-threatening problems such as cancer and heart disease, the researchers say.
    A key that everyone wants to have but they can't.
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    robinsonsjacob, why can't they? Are you saying that not everyone can find a purpose in life? If so, why not?

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    Mr. Wizard it is pretty hard to find the purpose in life, not saying about all the people. But i feel that there are very few people who has a purpose in life.
    One more think i like to add that if somebody wants to live a happy life then he must spread happiness to others people by doing any legal thing.

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    "If you want to live a long life, find a good reason to be alive. People with a purpose <AND A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT> live a longer and healthier life than those who believe their life is pointless, a new study has discovered."

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    Well, if that's the case, every day that I complete everything on my to-do list gives me a sense of accomplishment!
    Off to carry all the winter squash down cellar for winter storage. Now that will be an accomplishment!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinsonsjacob View Post
    "......if somebody wants to live a happy life then he must spread happiness to others people by doing any legal thing. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible: Dalai Lama
    Well said, robinsonsjacob. I agree wholeheartedly that spreading happiness to others brings happiness back to you. The quote from the Dalai Lama is new to me. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    Well, if that's the case, every day that I complete everything on my to-do list gives me a sense of accomplishment!
    Off to carry all the winter squash down cellar for winter storage. Now that will be an accomplishment!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    Well said, robinsonsjacob. I agree wholeheartedly that spreading happiness to others brings happiness back to you. The quote from the Dalai Lama is new to me. Thanks for sharing!!
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    Thanks for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    If you want to live a long life, find a good reason to be alive. Those with the strongest life purpose were more than twice as likely to live longer than someone whose life was aimless and was about day-to-day survival.
    This winter my life has been about day-to-day survival more than anything else. There was the challenge of getting the frozen woodpile stacked in the woodshed Treating the bursitis in my hips Surgery on the retinal tear, followed by the prohibition to do any heavy lifting for 60 days, which meant carrying in one stick of firewood at a time and so on. Considering the excruciating pain in my hips upon first arising, I think if I hadn't had to feed the pets and mend the fire in order to keep warm, I would have stayed in bed all day.
    But the coronavirus has changed that. I checked in with the town office to say that if anyone needed pickups or deliveries, I would be on call. Then I stopped at the town food bank, which almost no one knows about and which often has leftover food. I had a long chat with the pastor who runs their program and has his hands very full. There is no means of communicating to the residents of our little town; we have a website but even people who have computers don't necessarily go there. So he and I had a long chat, call it an interview even, and I plan to drum up publicity for this resource in our local weekly paper. I also left the pastor my phone number since they frequently need someone to make deliveries. Now, especially with quarantines and people isolating, the need is even greater and I have something to look forward to....a purpose...a reason to be alive.
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    We can always find purpose--or increase our sense of purpose--in life when we look to helping others. There is so much need in the world just waiting to be addressed. Often, we need look no further than our own backyard. Kudos to you Islander for stepping up to fill the need.

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