katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,
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mortality

This morning TV news program reported the death of Mr. Jiroemon Kimura who has been the oldest person in the world since last December. He was also the last man who was born in the 19 century - in 1897.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiroemon_Kimura

Wow... the life of 116 years. He seemed to be from just an ordinary family and have done the ordinary job until his retirement in 1960's. He might not have accomplished any great achievement, but he lived healthy and sound life for over 100 years, must have experienced many happy and sad events and had many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and witnessed so many change of this world. It's really the life to which we can pay respect.

When I look back my own life... I'm obviously in the second half of my life, and have not accomplish anything useful or respectable yet. Having no family nor children, little fruit of the job. I have just spent decent life, sometimes enjoyed my travels abroad and made foreign friends, that's all.
All of us would die eventually, a life is small thing compared to this world or human history. But I'd like to do - I have to do - something...no matter how small it is... which would give some meaning to my life. I think I know what I should try to do but not sure if I can...
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