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Old Today, 09:39 AM
 
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My dad never exercised a day in his life, smoked in the 1950s, ate nothing but garbage, was always obese....lived 18 months less than Jack La Lane.
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Old Today, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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My dad never exercised a day in his life, smoked in the 1950s, ate nothing but garbage, was always obese....lived 18 months less than Jack La Lane.
People like that tend to be the exception, not the rule. I wouldn't bank on that as a plan.
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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
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My buddy in the bay area ate, drank, and smoked. Went in for routine surgery at 56. Had a heart attack two weeks later. Had another heat attack a month after that. Five weeks in a coma.

He was 100 % disabled for two years, then he died at 58. His ex wife, kid, and parents were shocked he died so young.
Some people simply have bad tickers. Genetics. They drew a bad card. It happens.
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Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
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Some people simply have bad tickers. Genetics. They drew a bad card. It happens.
True, but smoking cigarettes, smoking weed, and drinking booze probably didn't help him.
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Old Today, 09:57 AM
 
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People like that tend to be the exception, not the rule. I wouldn't bank on that as a plan.
Agree. There are no guarantees but there are odds and some choices you make increase or decrease the odds of living a long and healthy life. The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but it doesn't make much sense to bet against it.
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Old Today, 10:09 AM
 
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I agree. My point is that people just save every nickel and forget to enjoy the extra. Without a PLAN, they deny themselves in the effort to extract every penny of gain or savings. Make a plan to ensure your old age, then take what's leftover and enjoy it. I see too many people so focused on the end that they forget to live NOW.
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Agree. There are no guarantees but there are odds and some choices you make increase or decrease the odds of living a long and healthy life. The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but it doesn't make much sense to bet against it.
As my doctor likes to say , genetics loads the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger
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I got laid off at 58. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was like winning the lottery.

That is so sweet! I am 60, and I dream of being laid off. That way, no retirement, no goodbye cake, and severance and an unemployment claim! I have friends that were offered buy outs and took them and have not worked since. I think if you are financially able to afford it, the lack of stress is worth it as you get older. No more bosses, annoying co-workers, having to be somewhere at a certain time, idiotic performance reviews, etc. I have seen stories like yours where a lay off was a great thing. You have all day to exercise, eat healthy, volunteer, or just walk the dog. I see people out on the street all day, and I am amazed that so many people don't seem to work. Sounds like a lifestyle I could get used to.
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Old Today, 10:11 AM
 
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Yep, look at guys like Wilt Chamberlain and Euell Gibbons and Jim Fixx. Healthy guys who died young.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGp7OzTaoe4
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As my doctor likes to say , genetics loads the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger
Guns scare me

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Old Today, 10:14 AM
 
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Guns scare me

Is that you?
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