Poetry and Long Life, Strong Correlation - March 2016

Research has uncovered that centenarians were 20-times more likely to be poets than normal people. It is also fascinating to see that Nobel Prize-winning scientists were 12 times more likely than their peers to write poetry and fiction while also being 7 times more likely to draw and paint, and 22 times more likely to perform as actors, dancers, or magicians. The researches deduced that people who have a zest for life are drawn to creative expression. But it's also true that engagement in these activities is life-giving-it energizes us to think differently and learn new skills.


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