"You have to have a lot of hope," said Yoichi, a former civil servant, when asked the secret of living a long life. "You have to want to be alive... What we enjoy most is spending time together," he added.
His wife, who once worked as a nurse, appeared to shake her head as he spoke.
"You get bored just living such a long time. I don't enjoy anything any more," she said.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Get Busy Livin'
A couple in Japan is contesting that an American couple is the oldest living married couple. Their advice on the secret of longevity says as much about marriage as it does about aging: