Long life is a blessing
Life is beautiful and enjoyable to live, feel, experience, act.
One can see the progress of own families, clan
One is respected as the oldest in the family
Indirectly long life means, one is healthy, being healthy is a real blessing.
One knows a lot of things over long period. So people respect and
consult the old person for important things.
One gets listed in record books
one is is productive, doing reading of books, writing books, participating in
Long Life is not a blessing
if one does not have sufficient resources to live
if one is not healthy
if one is living alone or without good support of near relatives
if one is not interested in enjoying life of the old age
if one is not cared for
if one does not have enough strength in the body to go around, or not having
anything to do.