Man today aspires for a long life but not for a Divine life. It is a common practice among elders to bless younger people with long life when they offer their salutations to them. Of what use is such a long life if it is bereft of virtues? It is virtues that give meaning to a long life.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)