The oldest living man is 145. Well, we think. There are attempts being made to truly document this for history for the record books Mbah Gotho’s age..
But at this point, birth records indicate that he was born in 1870.. His lifespan has moved into triple centuries.. And he has indicated during published interviews that the secret to being alive for so long is ‘patience.’
But at the same time, it would appear that his patience is waning.
The UK TELEGRAPH reported what seemingly is a horribly sad story.. He seems like he just wants to die!
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.
And with that, his life would appear to be more of a curse than a blessing.
I cannot ponder the sadness of seeing your entire family fall before you’re gone. It reminds me a bit of the plot from the GREEN MILE, when the one police officer was hit with the problem of living way beyond his years..
In this case.. the man who planned his funeral in 1992. And still lives to die another day.