The oldest person in the world just recently celebrated her 119th birthday in a nursing home in southwestern Japan. Now if you’re picturing an immobile old lady who does nothing but spend her days in bed, think again. This woman may be at the end of her days, but she is still full of life.
The way that she spends her every day should be an inspiration to all of us that we’re never too old to put in the effort everyday to live it to the fullest. After all, what’s the point in living if we don’t actually feel alive? Here’s how she does it.
Note: since the publication of this article Kane Tanaka passed away died of old age at a hospital in southwestern Fukuoka city on April 19, 2022, after 119 years of life.
She Has Watched The Whole World Change
When you’ve lived almost a century and a quarter long, you’re bound to probably feel like you’re in your own science fiction movie by the end. The world has drastically changed over the years. When Kane Tanaka was born, in 1903 in Japan, life was much simpler. This was the same year that the Wright brothers powered their first flight. Kane grew up around her nine siblings before she married a rice shop owner when she turned 19 years old.
Since then she has lived through wonders including two world wars, two pandemics, the rise of technologies, and more life changes than we could possibly imagine.