The world’s oldest person has discovered the secret to living a long life: avoid toxic people.


On January 19, Mara Branyas Morera, 115, was recognized as the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records.

World's Oldest Woman: Cut Out Toxic People for Long Life

Morera, who was born in San Francisco, emigrated to Spain at the age of eight. Before she retired at a nursing home 22 years ago, she had survived both World Wars and the 1918 flu epidemic.\


According to the website of Guinness World Records, Morera attributes her longevity to “order, tranquillity, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no concerns, no regrets, lots of positivism, and staying away from poisonous people.” On her Twitter account, which is largely run by her daughter, she occasionally shares pearls of wisdom.


The oldest woman alive says she made it to 115 years old — surviving both  World Wars and the 1918 flu pandemic — by avoiding 'toxic people' |  Business Insider India

According to Guinness World Records, Morera stated, “I suppose longevity is partially about being lucky.” “Good genes and good luck.”