Hes taken photos of super centenarians people 110 years or older from around the world and compiled them in his book Earths Elders: The Wisdom of the Worlds Oldest People (Earths Elders Foundation).
Friedman, who is 58 years old, became interested in the super seniors when he moved his 90-year-old blind mother into a nursing home.
From there, he began paying attention to folks in the twilight of their life and found them to be a wealth of knowledge.
Friedman says, They are people we can learn from.
Just one of the things he learned seems to point to a formula for long-life. Among his subjects, he says he found that theyre people of faith; they tend to have low caloric intakes; theyve led a life of extreme physical activity; and they all have a great sense of humor.
Friedman is now working to educate young whippersnappers about the importance of elders by developing a school curriculum where students would take photos of the elderly to learn from them.
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