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Old 11-16-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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To the person that messaged me that the lifespan was NOT shorter in the 40s and 50s... it was.
A simple google search would have shown that. It's only recently in the US that it started to drop for the first time.
Life expectancy in the USA, 1900-98


https://www.seniorliving.org/history...united-states/
Life span and life expectancy are ywo different things. The human life SPAN. is around 100 and has not changed for hundreds, of not thousands of years. Life expectancy, on the other hand is a concept created by the insurance industry and takes into account INFANT MORTALITY statistics.

The truth is that there has always been a significant population of elderly on every decade. Statistically, if you live past 5 you are likely to make it to adulthood and if you live to 20 you are likely to make it to 65. I read where only 1 out of 5 people born in any given year will make it to 65. Quite an achievement I must say. In the decades where childhood diseases took a huge toll the life expectancy was much lower but it did not mean that humanity did not have the capability of living to old age, it simply meant that there was more stuff out to get you.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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When I think of women dressing matronly, I have a mental picture of Eleanor Roosevelt. She wasn't that old when she became the first lady, but she looked it. Mamie looked frumpy too. It all changed with Jackie and the subsequent first ladies started to dress fashionable for the time. Jackie died fairly young, but she always looked good, even as she got older.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Life span and life expectancy are ywo different things. The human life SPAN. is around 100 and has not changed for hundreds, of not thousands of years. Life expectancy, on the other hand is a concept created by the insurance industry and takes into account INFANT MORTALITY statistics.

The truth is that there has always been a significant population of elderly on every decade. Statistically, if you live past 5 you are likely to make it to adulthood and if you live to 20 you are likely to make it to 65. I read where only 1 out of 5 people born in any given year will make it to 65. Quite an achievement I must say. In the decades where childhood diseases took a huge toll the life expectancy was much lower but it did not mean that humanity did not have the capability of living to old age, it simply meant that there was more stuff out to get you.

When you're referring to life span as opposed to life expectancy, you have to be referring to maximum life span. And in humans, that's closer to 120 years than 100.
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