An Indonesian man, named Mbah Gotho, who claimed to be 145 years old, is desperately desirous of death. The man says that he has seen it all and no longer wants to continue in a world that is hugely changed from what he used to know years gone by.
The latest longest living human is so tired of living that he has virtually completed every necessary thing in anticipation of his funeral. The Indonesian, who described life in the years gone by with nostalgia, does not think the present life offers any attraction and therefore does not want to continue in the current drudgery people call enjoyment of life today.
The Indonesian man, who claims he is so bored with his present existence that death seems more attractive than life, has described how he “just wants to die”. Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card.
The man, who claimed to be the oldest human in world’s history speaks to told the journalists at his family house in Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia on Tuesday that life was no longer worth living.
The civil registry office recorded parents born on December 31, 1870, age Mbah Gotho exceed men the oldest in the world that used to be held by French woman named Jeanne Calment lived to be 122 years old.
Now officials at the local record office say they have finally been able to confirm that remarkable date as genuine. It is therefore a confirmation that Mbah Gotho is the truly the oldest human in world’s history.
The latest longest living old man has lived a polygamous life having been married to four wives during his life time. He recalled with pains that his last adorable companion left him behind in the race to return to mother earth in 1988.
According to him, 28 years following the demise of his sweet heart, he still feels the emptiness of her departure and strong longs to reunite with his wives in the hereafter. Though he has lovely children who had dotted on him and really made real effort to comfort and keep him going, he still yearns for the seemingly docile but pleasant life of the past when the world largely devoid of the threat of extinction from weapon of mass destruction.
He thinks moral depravity as intensified by the daily attacks of terrorism, social media craze and the luxuries which have reduced life to robotic quests, have all combined to sap the juice that makes life delightful and pleasurable.
Added to his pains is the fact that all of the children, who had adore him had also died and now his family is left ie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandson.
Now officials at the local record office say they have finally been able to confirm that remarkable date as genuine.
If independently confirmed, the findings would make Mr Gotho a staggering 145 years old – and the longest lived human in recorded history.
But despite his incredible longevity, Mr Gotho says he has little wish to remain on this earth much longer.
“What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,” he told local media this week.
Mr Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, four wives, and even his children. His nearest living relatives are grand children, great grand children, and great-great grandchildren.
One of Mr Gotho’s grandsons said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122. He has even bought a burial site close to the graves of his children.
“The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago,” Mr Gotho’s grandson said.
Members of the family said Mr Gotho now spends most of his time sitting and listening to the radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch television. He has had to be spoon-fed and bathed for the past three months as he has become increasingly frail.
When asked what his secret to longevity is, Mr Gotho replied: “The recipe is just patience.”
While record office staff say they have confirmed the birth date on his identity card, he will not make it into the record books until the findings are independently verified.
The current record holder, French woman Jeanne Calment, died in 1997 at the age of 122.
Friday Magazine recalls that in May Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy was listed by the Guiness Book of records as the oldest living person at 116 years and 169 days old.
The spry supercentenarian was born on November 29, 1899, making her the only person whose life has touched three centuries.
In a 2015 interview with the New York Times, Morano shared that she attributes her long life to eating three raw eggs a day — she has since gone down to two eggs a day — since she was in her teens (a doctor recommended it for anemia.)
She also largely credits her impressive life span with being single. Although Morano had many “suitors” following the end of an unhappy marriage in 1938, she never remarried. “I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” Morano said.
When Morano was told that she now held the title of oldest person alive, she told the Telegraph via her caretaker, Rosi Santoni, “My word, I’m as old as the hills.”
Additional report from agencies