Just like the early generations of the bible could live hundreds of years and beget dozens of children, real men of integrity endure long on the earth and live to see the third generation.
Longevity is merit, because righteousness saves from death. The generations before Abraham were not Jews, since Abraham was the first Jew, they were more like aborigines, interacting with Jah directly.
Why am I discussing biblical evidence in a fitness and nutrition blog? Because health, longevity, and dietetic practices for keeping oneself clean and alive originate in the Bible. You just have to really understand what is written and what is not written to really get it.
In nature, it’s survival of the fittest. But Man exists separate from nature because we are the apex of guided evolution, and God’s greatest design. Man has in subjugation all the living creatures of the earth and sea. This is the real justification for eating meat, every plant and animal is for man’s use, whether they be for food, medicine, poison, work, or as a pet. We are not just another species of ape fighting for survival, had that been the case, we would have went extinct a long time ago.
The real way to longevity is to do the right thing and keep living. Karma has it that whatever you do will come back to you. Even in business, the good businessman serves the communal good.
A man’s lifespan should be 120 years, but most fall short of this ideal. The way to live is to live clean, eat clean, and stay clean. I know we are all imperfect and deeply flawed, but we must constantly struggle for rectitude in a world that is far from fair.