Live a long and happy life like Jeanne Calment
Jeanne Calment lived to 122. We thought we’d give you a few of her strategies.
Jeanne lived through both the first and second world wars which were happening on her doorstep in France.
Being a woman helps you avoid some diseases and in the 20th century it was quite socially acceptable for women to not have a job,
in fact there was a whole subculture to embrace wealthy non working women.
Jeanne smoked longer than most non smokers live.
Jeanne signed a contract with her lawyer to sell her house on contingency basis,
which meant the lawyer (and then his widow) was paying her for a house for 32 years,
and paid double the price it was worth.
Sounds like a great life, let’s all go do it!
If you found this article somehow unrelated we’ll explain, we discovered this woman’s interesting life while doing legal research, we stumbled onto the legal term ‘pur autre vie‘, a contract based of the lifespan of another not oneself. Of course Jeanne was a staggering example of this legal principle. This brings us to a concept, who has the right to make a contract for the life of another? Now that’s where it gets interesting.