This 109-year-old woman shared her unconventional secret to a long life.
Jessie Gallan was 109 when she passed away in 2015, making her Scotland's officially oldest woman.
Reaching such an age automatically gives a person a sense of wisdom that not everyone achieves. This inspires those of younger generations to learn from their elders and get advice.
Before she passed, Ms. Gallan shared her secret to a long life and it wasn't what one might expect.
"My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They're just more trouble than they're worth."
Yes, her main piece of advice was to stay away from men. She clearly lived by this rule as she never married.
Some people loved what she had to say.
@Lucyvfreeman Blimey - I'm going to live to about 198 at that rate.— Sam (@Sam)1516480145.0
@Somniferously @rabiasquared This is my reigning philosophy. Single til I'm dead 😂— lAW9M (@lAW9M)1515867315.0
Can only imagine how many times she had to answer the qu 'so when you gonna get married?' over the course of her long life. Go Jessie!💅🏻— Jo Grady (@Jo Grady)1504949308.0
Others... weren't so sure they could handle it.
@SsemandaAllawi @SarahMubest Not really. I need to get laid at some point.— Adella Mbabazi (@Adella Mbabazi)1533285167.0
@FRUK Damn, seems I have got it the wrong way round!!— Avril York (@Avril York)1430229058.0
Other Centenarians have give the younger generations their own advice on how to live a long and happy life.
Susannah Mushatt Jones, 116, keeps a steady diet of bacon, eggs, grits for breakfast. Kitchen SIGN reads: “Bacon makes everything better.”— slone 🔹 (@slone 🔹)1444181358.0
103 year old Mildred Bowers from South Carolina says that the secret to a long and happy life is a cold beer every… https://t.co/XkGBPFkVxE— The Abbeyfield Society (@The Abbeyfield Society)1529060716.0
Richard Overton, America's oldest man and oldest World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday. He smokes 12 cigars &… https://t.co/d6FC5WVFke— Erin Ruberry (@Erin Ruberry)1526343438.0
How did Florence Bearse reach her 100th birthday? Wine. https://t.co/zFVJLZzYhl https://t.co/kTlLM6QskV— BUST Magazine (@BUST Magazine)1500661923.0
102 year old Eunice Modlin, who has lived through the Great Depression and World War 2 credits chocolate as being t… https://t.co/pUOHhHxtLi— chocolate_philosophy (@chocolate_philosophy)1517496174.0
🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Theresa Rowley, 104, Drinks Diet Coke Every Day | https://t.co/Rik5ok2wPc https://t.co/1GNSYmrxGC #SmartNews— Rebecca Wolf Hirsh (@Rebecca Wolf Hirsh)1515315048.0
At age 100, John Grumbine of Lancaster enjoys ballroom dancing a few times a week. https://t.co/grsiCczDTE… https://t.co/lrszpOFGk9— LaPierre Ballroom (@LaPierre Ballroom)1524752216.0
Whiskey the secret to 105-year-old man's long life https://t.co/VzE7oteSbL #irish_whiskey #jack_reynolds https://t.co/PoVC7j7vRH— irishwhiskeylad (@irishwhiskeylad)1517978762.0
Jo Sunderland turned 107 this week & says her philosophy to longevity is simple: “Don’t worry about the little thin… https://t.co/cxTPFNJRA7— Fox 35 News (@Fox 35 News)1516998600.0
Whichever bit of advice you decide to take, may you live a happy and fulfilled life.