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Old 05-29-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well I dont know,I havent decided yet.Ive always figured that it really doesnt matter how long one would like to live its going to be up to God.
We lost our youngest son in 2007, he was almost 13 and strong and loved life.He had always spoke of many things he wanted to do with his life.I so looked forward to seeing his dreams come true for him.
He was very focused and strong willed and had a awesome character about him.
He was studying the Bible with the adults at church and took his Baptist faith very serious.
I never even thought about death very much untill I lost my son,now I look at life very different.
Life is very fragile and precious.I try to keep a positive outlook but I realize too that life is very unpredictable,so I dont look so far ahead as I always did before and try to except the fact that our lifes are not our own but belong to God.
Elderly people have always been very interesting to me so full of wisdom,I guess Ill just take life day by day and see if I am going to get to be one.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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As long as I am healthy, I hope to live a very long time. So what if all my friends die (though I suspect most of them will live longer than me)? My cousins have produced some awesome kids, and I can't wait to see what happens next with them. There will always be new books to read, new things to see, new people to meet.

My father is 82. He goes out dancing every week and plays tennis regularly. He's having a blast at his age (though he admits to being cranky that he's not young enough to enjoy the technology-rich world and its opportunities to its fullest extent and because he can't get laid as easily these days).

I have a life that is filled with love, excitement and ideas - I'm gonna ride it til the wheels fall off.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Nope. After watching my mom and dad die, I decided it's best to die while you still have all your mental and physical capacities intact. I'd rather just die one day walking down the street than have to suffer through a downhill course for months or years. I think the ones who die suddenly and unexpectedly are the lucky ones.
Luzianne, I agree with you. I have told my wife if I'm told I have a terminal disease and have X number months to live, I don't want any chemo or anything to prolong my life. I'm dying! Let me die! The only ones who benefit from the chemo are the doctors giving you the chemo and the companies making the chemicals. I'm like you, just let me go quick.
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