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How Being Uncomfortable Might Just Change Humankind

 

Dan Buettner didn’t initially set out searching for the healthiest people in the world. He was an explorer at heart, setting off on a bicycle trip from North America to South America. On his way, he encountered extraordinary people—people who were living lives that we would all aspire to live. His curiosity was piqued. He found pockets of the world where entire villages were living to extreme old age. He says, “Once you know they’ve achieved the outcomes we want, then we had to find out what path they took.”

“Once you know they’ve achieved the outcomes we want, then we had to find out what path they took.”

In the video below, Buettner shares four undeniable common denominators of the longest-lived people in the world:

  1. These people eat mostly a plant-based diet.
  2. They have a very clear sense of purpose and they live that purpose.
  3. They are in constant motion. They’re not working out, they’re just moving around and working.
  4. They’re socially connected.

Buettner’s travels have taken him to remote corners of the globe where he’s found that the real secret to life is to step outside of your comfort zone. Buettner says, “The only way to get through life is to get comfortable with the notion that you’re not going to be comfortable. If you don’t take a risk, you’ll never do anything extraordinary.”

“The Spirit of Conviction” is a weekly docu-series narrated by Academy Award-winner & Wild Turkey Creative Director Matthew McConaughey that delves into the lives of individuals who are consistently challenging norms and demonstrating unwavering conviction while remaining authentic to who they are.

“If you don’t take a risk, you’ll never do anything extraordinary.”

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