Ancient scripts abound with numerous notes of" men of importance" whose longevity far exceeded the biological limits of 120 years. However scholars today continue to debate the true veracity of such claims. Were such claims actual chronological measurements or just symbolic amplifications of veneration?
We all inherently revere life. We are all filled with wonderment at the boundless glories of nature’s endless cycles of birth–death and rebirth (the yin-yang cycle). But in contradiction we all fear our mortality and are saddened at its demise. Thus we all naturally seek longevity – but the wise will only seek longevity when it is blessed by good health and vitality.
For many of us, it's hard to feel that we're in control of our destinies. The past is unchangeable, the future is uncertain, and the present is fleeting. It's quite easy to feel like play things in this existence we call life. Life also seems too short of a period to understand its great mysteries, so from cradle to grave, it appears like we're only going through the motions of this dreary existence. Perhaps if we could get more time in our hands to understand the point of our existence better, then maybe we wouldn't feel so...