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Old 06-09-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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I would like to live forever - even though a lot of City Data posters would like it if I were snuffed out today.

I figure I'll maybe make it to 65. I'd like to die of natural causes, but smoking probably diminishes that possibility.

Even if I could live to be an old man, it seems like that is still too short a lifetime.

I love life and would like to stick around a while. Too many good memories, good friends and so much to still do.

My parents are in their 70's and know that their time is getting limited. They still have a terrific attitude. How do they do it?

When people know that they are closing in on the end, do they have no regrets?

Are most seniors fine with it all?


I think I will have to go out kicking and screaming.

Or maybe I'll get hit by a bus. That would really change the way I always imagined my exit.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: On Top
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I'll offer my opinion if and when I get the foot I have in the grave out!

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm not ready at all -- I figure when I'm about 95 years old I'm going to have to start thinking about the possibility. Maybe go to church more often -- like ever day and start adjusting to the thought of moving on.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Your parents probably reached the age where they were able to chuck the rat race and live life on their own terms. We know our time is limited but most of us are happy to have made it as far as we have. Eventually, it becomes sort of a game to see if we can live another year and **** someone off by not dying. And what better place is there than the P&OC Forum for that?
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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If you live life fearing death then you're already dead.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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If you live life fearing death then you're already dead.
I don't fear death, I would just like to put it off a little longer.


I know my golf game isn't going to get much better by the time I'm 65, but if I live to be 95, I'll be able to get that much more practice in.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Most people die quietly, and life goes on.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Waiting for someone to make this topic political - or controversial...
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Five to one, one in five, no one here gets out alive.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I would like to live forever - even though a lot of City Data posters would like it if I were snuffed out today.

I figure I'll maybe make it to 65. I'd like to die of natural causes, but smoking probably diminishes that possibility.

Even if I could live to be an old man, it seems like that is still too short a lifetime.

I love life and would like to stick around a while. Too many good memories, good friends and so much to still do.

My parents are in their 70's and know that their time is getting limited. They still have a terrific attitude. How do they do it?

When people know that they are closing in on the end, do they have no regrets?

Are most seniors fine with it all?

I think I will have to go out kicking and screaming.

Or maybe I'll get hit by a bus. That would really change the way I always imagined my exit.
What do you call fine with it all. I would be considered 80 if I tried to buy some life insurance and just don't waste time thinking about it. I feared death till I was over 50 but no longer do other than that I may miss out on some really great things and who can say that I won't get to see them where I will be going.

I will promise you that smoking will diminish your live time. I stopped smoking when I was 48 so have been without for over 30 years. I have some emphysema and that is what killed my dad about 7 years ago. He smoked till he was 92 and died at 97 smoke free. Just laid back on his bed and died.

My dad never had a heart attack and I have, he never had a heart ablation and I have and many other things like that he missed out on. I am feeling more and more like it may be getting nearer but not really fearing it at all. I do believe I will live longer if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare but there is little I can do about that.
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