How LONG do you like to LIVE?

@heart143 (1204)
Philippines
April 2, 2008 2:58am CST
I'm sure most of us here want to live long. We have our own reasons for wanting to live longer. For parents like me, we want to see our children grow and live lives of their own. We want to witness the fulfillment of their dreams. We want to support them in any way we can. When can you say you have lived long enough? How long do you like to live? Do you like to live really old as in 90 years or above? Why?
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27 responses
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
2 Apr 08
I think this is a hard question to answer. I want to live as long as I keep all my faculties and I can still move without having to be helped all over the place. My mother will be 80 this year and she is doing incredibly well. She has all her mental faculties (thank the Lord) and is mobile to some degree. That's how I want to be! I suppose 85 would be a good age?!?!?!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
So nice to hear that your mother is still healthy . I think she maintains a good lifestyle that's why she's still doing great despite her old age. She's lucky for only a few people nowadays reach her age. You are lucky too for having your Mom still beside you. It's really a blessing from the Lord. I'll pray that she remains in good health always.
• Dominican Republic
5 Apr 08
Thank you for your kind comment, she is quite religious so will very much appreciate your prayers! I know I am lucky to have her with me and still with all her mental faculties -that really is a blessing. Unfortunately we are half a world apart which isn't great ;( But thankfully we still talk regularly on the phone.
@benthose (475)
• India
2 Apr 08
Unlike "most of us here", I do not want to live a long life.. I don't and am not planning to have kids in my whole life.. So I am not interested in seeing them grow up.. I would like to live as long as I am healthy.. Until all my energy and capabilities as a human are used up.. And I hope it doesn't take too long coz I wanna die young!!! I don't want to leave any part of life untouched.. I don't want to look at myself growing old.. So this is my goal: Do everything in life.. Then hopefully die by 50.. Not more..
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I respect your opinion on that. You are young and there is still a long way to go. Enjoy your life, reach for your dreams and explore your life to the fullest. Nothing is constant except change. When you reached your age goal...probably, you'll look life in a different perspective.
@benthose (475)
• India
4 Apr 08
Very true.. I know I could change my mind any time!!
@Kipani (25)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I don't want to live a day over 40. Live fast, die pretty.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
2 Apr 08
interesting thought...may i know why are you vexed up with life all this soon
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
They say life begins at 40...don't you want to experience that?
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
2 Apr 08
I like to live somewhere around 70 years and that is enough for me..later on even if we live we had to face many challenges with our health..which is more certain in present world
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I think so too. Today, people's life expectancy is only 65 years old and making it to 65 is already a record. I think I would have accomplished enough by the time I reached that age.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
2 Apr 08
yes indeed and got to look in future how it goes on..
• India
21 Apr 08
well i would def not want to see my parents go at the same time would not want to leave thme alone as i am the one who looks after them. Yeh i would not like to die young, but not die suffering real old. would hate to make other people suffer if i am too old and need medication and attention all the time. i am a very self dependant perosn and want to die that way.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I think that's one reason why most want to stay or live long, we want to look after our dear ones. But if a person is already sickly, most of them prefers not to live long so as not to burden the ones they love.
@sophialin (2678)
• China
21 Apr 08
i think it's up to the my body state.if i can't walk anymore or don't have a clear mind at age 80,there's no meaning to live in the world then.or that's just waste of time and resource. in my opinion,quality of life is more important.if i have a meaningful and rich life,i don't mind how long can i live
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
You are correct. Living a useless life is just giving burdens to your loved ones.
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
21 Apr 08
That would totally depend on the state of my health. To begin with, I think we agree that it's totally out of our hands anyways. But I'm not sure whether I really would like to get old with some debillitating disease, where I just would be a burden to other people, or would be unable to enjoy life or, even worse, my mind wouldn't work correctly anymore.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I agree with you. It's nice living long if you are still in good condition and not a burden to anyone.
@leo321 (214)
• China
16 Apr 08
i want to live when i am still healthy.thus when i live in the world,i would always have a good time,and reduce a lot of pains.besides,if it is possible,i want to see my grandchildren,i think this will fulfill my life.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Yes, it is nice to live long and healthy. I think it is every person's wish to live longer to see their children and their children's children grow and live lives of their own.
• China
3 Apr 08
I think living too can be a bad thing ,the age is decided by god
@heatec (5)
• China
3 Apr 08
it is an interesting question.i hope i can live longer,then i can see the changes of the community.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Oh yes...I can almost hear my grandmother saying the differences between their times and the present times . She always compare their way of living before and keeps on telling and comparing the prices before and now.
@arjun999 (1004)
• India
3 Apr 08
I would like to live for around 75-80 years. I wouldnot want to be too old so as to be a burden on my relatives. I want to be able to take care of myself. Also i dont wish to outlive my children. When we are very old we often suffer due to this.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I see, that's why we all have to prepare for our old age. We must keep a healthier lifestyle so that when we grow old, we can still be on our feet and enjoy our old age without burdening our loved ones.
@palawena (44)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
i want to live forever..because i want to achieve my goal..
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I hope you achieve all your goals in life. Good luck!
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
2 Apr 08
Hi Heart! Well I'll be greedy and since i have grandchildren, i would love to see them grow up to have families and still have fun with them. Longer than that i'm sure i'll feel in pain but who knows?? maybe the little wee ones will play Hide and seek with grandma at 90 LOL
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Oh...that's a very nice thought. I would love to do that with my future grandchildren too! It would be a great joy seeing my grandchildren grow .
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Apr 08
I want to live a nice long life. I have settled on 94 for some reason. That is provided I am healthy enough to enjoy it, not in constant pain, etc. But my main goal is to see my children grow up, see and get to know my grandchildren and get to live a few quality years with someone I'm happy with and without having to work!!!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
That's great! I'll be happy with that too. That's the reason why we work hard today, so that when our old age comes, we can have less worries and live a more comfortable life.
2 Apr 08
As long as I want.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
That's good enough .
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
i want to live long too. but i want to live as long as i am useful to my community, country and to this world..
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Yes, it is nice to live long but not being a burden to anybody especially to your loved ones.
2 Apr 08
is this question to me i say yes but in healthy until i die.even 150 years i like but not in bed.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Oh, that is quite long. I suggest you start preparing to live long by now so that you'll reach 150 yo..
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Hello, I think that as long as I am healthy and not a burden to anyone, I could live as long as the Good Lord will let me. If I feel good and can still make a positive contribution in the world, I would love to be around as long as posible.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I see, it is difficult being old and sickly. I can see you have a positive outlook in life and that's great.
@bobet17 (158)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I want to live longer,no age limit but I dont want to get old,i want to stay young,do the things that I want and go to the place wherever It is,eat my favorite foods a lot be with my family always and many more It is very Imposible but still I wish,many people want to live longer.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
If you want to grow old but stay young, I think you should start a healthy lifestyle as early as possible, because what we eat today will manifest in old age.
• Greece
2 Apr 08
I am 20 years old so i can not say that i have lived enough. I would like to live as far as i have good health and i have my mind! The reason is that none want to die i think :) Life is the best think ever happened on earth!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
You said it! No matter what problems or trials come our way, life is still worth living .