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Old 02-21-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Not if it can be naturally avoided. About 83 seems fine to me. The average age of assuming room temperature for men in my family is 71. I'd like to beat that; especially as I turn 70 in a few months. But 90 seems too old given current physical limitations thanks to a neurological disorder.
Curmudgeon did make it to 72, if my estimated math is correct.


Curmudgeon has passed away

His post that I quoted was in April of 2016.

RIP Curmudgeon. We will miss you.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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I don't get the infatuation with living very old. A nursing home? Barely being able to see, hear or walk is not living. Not having the ability to do things on my own is more frightening than dying. I look at even "healthy" 90 year olds and shudder. Not to mention the drain on our medical system and our families.

Thankfully modern medicine has allowed us to live happier and healthier well into our 80's and that's where we benefit. But until someone figures out how to slow the aging process...no thanks.

Please powers that be ...let me live well into my 80's (if I'm lucky) and then strike me down swiftly and efficiently

Havenít you heard... everyone wants to go to Heaven, but know one wants to die.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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It really depends on the quality of life determined by me, not by you or anyone else. If I can still paint or sew, or enjoy a good curry at 90 I’d be happy �� even if you have to strap a fork or a paintbrush to my hand.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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If I am healthy and alert? Absolutely.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes, as a matter of fact I would. I want to live that long just to aggravate my son. Ha ha. If I am in good health and enjoying life, I want to watch my family grow, and to live on!
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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I would like to make it to my 90's
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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Sure I do. Hopefully longer, because the alternative sucks. ;-) I do not believe in any kind of afterlife, and so why should I not want to eke out every minute of whatever time's available?

I'll deal with the ancillary old-age stuff as it may or may not occur. Including the fact that by my calculations I will be entirely cash-flow-negative at about age 110, at which time I will probably hit my son (or granddaughter) up for a loan to tide me over, LOL,
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: The South
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I don't get the infatuation with living very old. A nursing home? Barely being able to see, hear or walk is not living. Not having the ability to do things on my own is more frightening than dying. I look at even "healthy" 90 year olds and shudder. Not to mention the drain on our medical system and our families.

Thankfully modern medicine has allowed us to live happier and healthier well into our 80's and that's where we benefit. But until someone figures out how to slow the aging process...no thanks.

Please powers that be ...let me live well into my 80's (if I'm lucky) and then strike me down swiftly and efficiently
I used to say the same thing you advocate when I was 50 or 60, now that my next birthday will be my 82nd I have changed my mind. Now I see no point in living past 105 or so. How young are you?
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:29 PM
 
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I don't get the infatuation with living very old. A nursing home? Barely being able to see, hear or walk is not living. Not having the ability to do things on my own is more frightening than dying. I look at even "healthy" 90 year olds and shudder. Not to mention the drain on our medical system and our families.

Thankfully modern medicine has allowed us to live happier and healthier well into our 80's and that's where we benefit. But until someone figures out how to slow the aging process...no thanks.

Please powers that be ...let me live well into my 80's (if I'm lucky) and then strike me down swiftly and efficiently
Ok will do.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: STEELERS COUNTRY
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Ok will do.
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