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A Tribute to Charlie Munger and Longevity in Life

In this edition, we remember Charlie Munger, the esteemed vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, reflecting on his enduring wisdom that intertwines financial prudence with life philosophies for happiness and resilience. We then journey to Loma Linda, California's own Blue Zone, where the Seventh-Day Adventist lifestyle offers intriguing clues to longevity. Lastly, we learn from Biostatistician Steve Horvath, who not only pioneered a method to estimate biological age but also applied his findings to reverse his own aging process.
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Welcome to our latest exploration in the captivating world of longevity, where each week, we delve into the lives of remarkable individuals, the secrets of longevity hotspots, and practical insights from the frontiers of science.

In this edition, we remember Charlie Munger, the esteemed vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, reflecting on his enduring wisdom that intertwines financial prudence with life philosophies for happiness and resilience. We then journey to Loma Linda, California’s own Blue Zone, where the Seventh-Day Adventist lifestyle offers intriguing clues to longevity. Lastly, we learn from Biostatistician Steve Horvath, who not only pioneered a method to estimate biological age but also applied his findings to reverse his own aging process.

Join us as we uncover the subtle intricacies and profound lessons from these diverse perspectives on longevity, offering a blend of inspirational stories, grounded advice, and scientific breakthroughs.

A time to reflect and learn … 


Rest In Peace, Charlie Munger. (Business Insider)

Charlie Munger, the late vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, left a legacy not only in investment but also in life philosophy, passing at 99. His approach to a fulfilling life was simple yet profound, encapsulating six key tips. Munger stressed the harm of envy, a theme present in his advice since 1986, highlighting its destructive impact on personal happiness. He also counseled against nurturing resentment, a practice he avoided despite facing personal challenges like divorce and the loss of a son.

Financial wisdom was another pillar of his advice, advocating for living within means and shrewd investing, along with steering clear of toxic influences. Munger underscored the importance of cheerfulness in the face of adversity, emphasizing the need to release negative emotions. His success was partially attributed to his associations with reliable individuals, notably his long-standing partnership with Warren Buffet. Finally, he encouraged continual learning and aiding others in their knowledge journey. Interestingly, Munger, with his penchant for See’s Candy’s peanut brittle, humorously suggested that enjoying candy might be a small secret to longevity.

Loma Linda – California’s Longevity Blue Zone (Business Insider)

Loma Linda, a Californian Blue Zone, showcases a unique approach to longevity, deeply rooted in the Seventh-Day Adventist lifestyle. The residents, many over 70, actively engage in fitness activities and embrace a plant-based diet, avoiding fast food and meat. This community-centric lifestyle is also characterized by a weekly Sabbath for rest and reflection, fostering a sense of purpose and belonging. 

Skeptics question the longevity claims, but the residents’ holistic practices combining diet, exercise, and spiritual well-being suggest a real impact. Replicating this model in other communities would require significant shifts in lifestyle and infrastructure, highlighting the importance of supportive environments for promoting long, healthy lives.

Simple Tips to Reduce Aging from Leading Biostatician (Business Insider)

Biostatistician Steve Horvath, renowned for developing a method to estimate aging from saliva DNA, achieved a remarkable personal feat: reversing his biological age by 4 years. Horvath emphasizes the simplicity and accessibility of his methods, underscoring that they are feasible for anyone seeking longevity. His approach included dietary adjustments, notably increasing vegetable intake while reducing bread and pasta. 

He also adjusted his medication, opting for a higher dose of a common cholesterol drug known to aid healthy aging. Additionally, Horvath incorporated a variety of supplements, including vitamin D and fish oil, into his routine. A simple, daily uphill walk post-dinner played a crucial role. These straightforward, lifestyle-based interventions showcase how easily one can influence their biological aging process.


In this week’s edition of our longevity digest, we’ve traversed a landscape rich in diversity and depth. 

From Charlie Munger’s enduring philosophies intertwining financial prudence with keys to a happy, resilient life, to the unique lifestyle of Loma Linda’s Blue Zone, and Steve Horvath’s accessible ti

As for reversing aging, each story adds a significant layer to our understanding of longevity. These narratives, blending inspirational anecdotes, practical advice, and scientific innovations, highlight the multifaceted nature of living a long, fulfilling life. They underscore the importance of emotional well-being, community-centric living, and proactive health measures in the pursuit of longevity.

Embrace life,

The Longevity Digest Team


“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

John Lennon


Longr Reads’ of the Week

  • Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones (Netflix)
  • 6 Simple Ways To Tap Into Longevity, The Wellness Trend The One Per Cent Is Obsessed With (Vogue)
  • How old are you, really? The answer is written on your face (National Geographic)
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