Longevity simply means living a long life.
The term longevity comes from the Latin word longaevitās. Longevity is a comparative term because a “longer life” is gaged upon what is believed to be average lifespan of a human being.
In essence, when you strive for longevity, you aim to live longer than your average life expectancy to reach your absolute maximum potential age.
The average baby born in in the year 1900, died at 50 years old.
Today, the average life expectancy of women is 81 years, and 76 years for men.
The Guinness Book Of World Records states…
In 2016, the previous oldest man, Yasutaro Koide of Japan, died in January of 2016; he was 112 years and 312 days old.
Currently, the oldest living person is Susannah Mushatt Jones of Unites States, and she is 115 years and 249 days old, which also makes her the oldest living woman.