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    Long Err's Shoes Analysis

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    This longevity, seemingly unexplained, is a part of the author’s purpose which is balancing the enormity of death in the story. It is explained eloquently that “if you escape a calamity with your life, there is bound to be good fortune to follow” (85). The character Fugui faces many calamities concerning family, wealth, and friends. Yet there are moments of pure happiness, or “fortune,” in between which seem to counter the bad effects. By doing this, the author continuously demonstrates balance and its cycle throughout the novel. With balance in effect, the author established Fugui’s fate and experiences. When Fugui was conscripted, he saw “so many people [die]” including Old Quan, “but somehow [he] survived” (148). Not just lived afterwards, but he “survived” which implies that hardship have been overcome. Old Quan teaches him the value of living while death surrounds them and how to overcome it. This is a critical point that establishes Fugui’s resilience in future situations, but also the reader can see the forces of life and death working at once. The massive amount of soldiers’ deaths from the war propels Fugui’s longevity to counteract the shift in the scales. Later, after “[escaping] with [his] life from the battlefield,” Long Er saves Fugui’s life by being the “fall guy” (84). He has already been established as the one whose life was exchanged for Fugui’s by Hua. The word “escaped” illustrates that Fugui narrowly missed death or avoided it and supports his longevity.…

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    Longevity Analysis

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    Longevity, how long a person will live (Cavanaugh & Blanchard-Fields, 2011, p. 94). The continuation of one's existence maintains the vigorous and intricate dimensions of one's life until their physical body can no longer sustain itself. Influenced by genetic, environmental, gender, and ethnicity factors, one's longevity endures the strife of life (Jennings, 2010). With a one's innate genetic predispositions, it can restrict the rate of their survival as a maturing individual. Relying on one 's…

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    Longevity Research Paper

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    We know that longevity occurs when people live more than one hundred years. For this, we ask ourselves, what is longevity?, what are the factors that influence longevity? and how do factors influence longevity? In the following paragraphs, we go to answer these questions and introduce more information about this. Many authors define longevity as "long life" or "a life of great duration", generally they are people who live longer than the promised faith of the people. For biologists, the word…

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    Ted Talk On Longevity

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    The Ted Talk video about longevity was very interesting. According to the Ted Talk video, Dan Buettner states that there is no short term fix for longevity. He states that 10% of how long we live is determined by genes, while the other 90% is affected by our lifestyle. He also states that 1 out of 5,000 live to be 100 years old. People’s chances are low because we are not programmed for longevity. So many things can age us and so many things can happen or go wrong. There are 35 trillion cells…

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    The longevity and quality of life for older adults are influence by many different factors, including environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors. The definition of a healthy life expectancy is defined as, “the average number of years, a person can expect to live in good health, without disability, and with the potential to be physically and socially active” (Morgan and Kunkel 2016:313). Healthy life expectancy helps aging population to set new goals and apply interventions to improve their…

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    issues they presented in a deeper context. I thought Kaufman’s article on “Medicare, Ethics, and Reflexive Longevity” provided a compelling argument on how “medicine materializes and problematizes time” (210, 2011). In a society where the prevalence of aging and the culturally and structurally “appropriate” treatment for aging is dependent upon the deployment of advanced technological developments of medicine, through health care programs such as Medicare, this system does not leave much room…

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    The Longevity Project by Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin, purposes one of the most intriguing questions. “Who lives the longest”? This study covered over an eight-decade span that was first started by Dr. Terman. Terman wanted to measure gifted children during the 1920’s to see their intellectual leadership and if he could identify early glimpses of high potential in these gifted children. But it wouldn’t be to well after where these students would actually be followed up well into their late…

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    Diseases such as cardiovascular and Alzheimer's, toxins such as pollution in the air and dirty water, also lifestyle the use of alcohol and smoking reduce longevity. Social class whereby individuals are not able to pay for medical care or have low medical services. Poverty where people live in populated areas and can't move around reduces longevity. Ethnic difference Each group has different life expectancy Less access to health care and lifestyle depends on ethnic deference. Risk for diseases…

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    Longevity in the year 2017 The argument created by Dan Buettner in his TED Talk for “How to live to be 100+,” is that longevity is possible for anyone who has good genetics and a healthy life style. More specifically, Dan Buettner (2009) argues that ten percent of longevity forms from genetics and the other ninety percent is effected by our life styles. He collects this information from teaming up with National Geographic, and the National Institution on Aging in which they travel the worlds…

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    findings of The Long Careers Project have had profound implications for American society. We collected the stories of dozens of folks energetically working beyond the normal retirement age. How did they do it? What was the secret to their love of work and zest for life? What they had in common was intentional and regular reinvention throughout their working lives. We interviewed over 100 of the country's highest achievers, including Issac Asimov, McGeorge Bundy, Julia Childs, Norman Cousins,…

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