If you plan on living for a very long time, draw inspiration from Emma Morano, that says,
Staying Single is The Secret To A Long & Happy Life.
The 115 years old, Emma Morano, who lives in Verbania, Italy, isn’t just the oldest person in Europe, she’s also the fifth oldest person in the world, according to a recent profile in the New York Times. She’s seen it all: two world wars, the rise and fall of fascism, incredible technological advancement and major social upheaval.
Like, SERIOUSLY?! She wasn’t left high and dry, don’t you think?
According to New York Times, eating lots of raw eggs and staying single is the secret to a long & happy life.
Lots and lots of raw eggs, the Rocky Balboa-style — and no men.
One hundred and 15 years are a lot,” she told New York Times.
She had been married once, in 1938, but it ended after the death of her young son. She had “plenty of suitors,” but she chose to remain by herself — a particularly impressive fact given that divorce was banned in Italy until 1970. She then refused to settle down for a second time.
I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” she explained to the New York Times.
And it paid off. Staying single (with a steady diet of raw eggs, of course) has allowed her to continue kicking it at the ripe old age of 115. According to the New York Times, Morano still lives alone, and her doctor (who visits once a month “just to check in”) declared that she’s generally in good health.
So, to all SINGLETONS out there, if you were feeling miserable this past Valentine’s Day and instead of wasting your precious time finding for “The One”, worry no more and think of Emma Morano, because it looks like you have a long life ahead of you.
Having a partner or a special someone is not a key for ETERNAL HAPPINESS.