Till what age would you like to live?

India
February 26, 2009 8:40pm CST
Most of us would like to have a long life and be around for many many years, but what is the right age for a person to say "Ok it is enough and it is high time for me to call it quits and leave this world." I feel that one must live as long as one is able to carry his weight himself and is able to look after him/her self. Once you become a burden on someone and dependent for everything including your normal routine things such as going to the toilet or taking a bath etc, it is really not worth living. A healthy life till what ever age is good enough. Once you become dependent it is time to call it a day.
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@lah900 (16)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I feel that the quality of my life is most important. I have several health issues and in pain so often, I can not enjoy life. I pray to improve the quality of living, to enjoy myself and friends. So for me I want to live as long as I am healthy and can participate in fun things. So for me it is definitely quality over quantity. It is horrible to live in pain and suffer, but I believe the decision is not mine, it is up to God. I am spiritual and think God has a plan for all of us, maybe what I am going through will someday allow me to help someone with similar situations. But living in a bed in pain is hard, but I have to believe there is a plan for all of us and we do not have the option of how long we will live under any situations.
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
27 Feb 09
I think I would like to live only till the time I am healthy and enjoying my life. Post that I would not like to survive in the world. I think that would be my life!!!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Well, I don't know if I would reach a point where I would call it a day myself but I hope I wouldn't have to linger on indefinitely if I were suffering. When I was young I thought I wanted to lived to be 100. Movies and fiction about people being immortal make it a nice fantasy but now that people are living well beyond their early 100s I have to wonder how far I want to go. I know there are things I want to accomplish and I hope I live to be a grandmother but that's about as far as it goes.
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I hope to live into my 80's! I don't want to be dependent on others when I get old! I hope I don't end up in a wheelchair or get Alztheimer's disease! That is a grat fear of mine! My dad is 85 and is dependent. He is the the last one of his siblings! Most of his siblings lived into their 80's! It is in my genes! If I stay health I want to live into my 80's!
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I hope to live into my 80's! As long as I stay health and I'm mobile! Old age runs in my family! My dad is 85! Must of his siblings lived into their 80's! He is the only one left of his siblings!
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• United States
27 Feb 09
i want to die young. the way i see it, the longer you live the more people and loved ones you must see die. i am juss selfish that way i guess.
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@dodo19 (28546)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Feb 09
I would like to live until I'm 80 or so. But I guess that the most important thing though is that I stay healthy. So, in the end, it doesn't really matter what age I live up to, if I'm healthy and such. I guess it all comes up to the fact that I'll live up to the time when it's time for me to go, and leave this world behind.
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• United States
27 Feb 09
If every mother in America felt that way, no child would make it to age three. After taking care of my parents and raising children, I hope that I don't get someone caring for me with that philosophy. I think "Spock" had it right: live long and prosper. I want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise and live forever and give forever. Is that possible, probably not but a person can dream. I want to be vibrant every day of my life. I think of the mentally disabled or maybe Stephen Hawkins (spelling?). Hmmm what if people taking care of him felt that way. I believe after caring for my parents before they passed away that even though they were sick, we had some very precious moments together. I would not have traded a minute away.
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• United States
27 Feb 09
i don't think i would ever want to call it quits as long as i was healthy. i don't want to be dependent on other people, but that's no reason to throw in the towel and give up!!
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@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
28 Feb 09
for me as long as i am healthy i want to live longer, i dont want to be alive but then missirable and ill. i want to still do anything and feel better health wise. i think up until the age of 85 yrs old. i dont want to be burden to my kids and family being still alive and so ill. happy posting.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 09
i cannot and would not decide how long i want to live because that's all depending to God's decision... all i can do is just do my best in this live so i can be useful as i can...
@come998 (69)
• China
28 Feb 09
No born no trouble.When we born ,thounds of troubles follows .Fellings,worry,fear,hate,love,pity,illness,press from all of the world ,and so on.So, life is not everyone's aim ,also not everyone's dream.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Hello Just so I feel needed and loved then I would wanna stay . Also, health plays a huge part . If you are well I have learned you feel much younger . I have my days where i feel real old and worn . Life is hard sometimes , but for the most part if you feel good show it !
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
27 Feb 09
As long as I'm healthy I want to be alive. It's not my choice when I go and I don't think I would ever want to put a set age on it. God will take me when it's my time. But I'd like to live a long healthy life!
• United States
27 Feb 09
I don't think I'd like to live past 60. I don't know, I just don't think I'd like living in a nursing home or having people take care of me. I'm a stubborn, independant person and I'd lose the will to live if people had to take care of me everyday. =/
@joyangz32 (322)
• Netherlands
27 Feb 09
For me, 50 yrs. old is enough. Not too young or not too old to die. I don't want to be a burden to my family when I can't take care of myself because I'm very very old & very sick. I think I'll be happy if I'll reach 50 and healthy. I can leave this world peacefully.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Many of us want to live a long life. I myself admits I want to be alive until at least 80 years old. But of course when I am still alive I want that my love ones especially my husband and son are still alive. Because what is living without those people you love? How will you define the happiness and purpose of living if there are no longer the people who serves as the reasons why you live? And I agree with you that we should accept dying ones we are no longer fighting to live. Because in some cases where a person is already bedridden, he or she has choices. His or her relatives taking care of him or her also have choices. In some countries like here in Philippines, there is a so called close-family ties attitude of Filipinos wherein even in cases where the kids or relatives need to sacrifice and help their oldies do things they can no longer do, they are willing to do it just to add up more days to their oldies life. Well for me I am willing to do the same as long as I "love" the person I am taking care with. But if God will get him or her and it is the time, then I am willing to give up. There is another situation wherein the so called "euthanasia" or mercy-killoing enters the scene. There are some who are already bedridden and are totally dependent to machine support for them to breath. In this case, either the patient or the family members can decide when to give up their sick relative. I definitely agree that a healthy person whatever age he or she reaches should live. If a person is totally dependent on others for life support then I think there is still a reason to live. That is "love" if there is or happiness that you feel when you have learned how to appreciate life. I suggest to those who want to know the value of life to read the book entitled TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. It will really make you cry and you will realize life and how beautiful it is.
• United Arab Emirates
27 Feb 09
Everybody likes to live long,but the creator himself already decided when we has to forgive this planet. Enjoy our life. Human life is the most precious one. But be human always.
@okeditse (32)
• South Africa
27 Feb 09
well, 2million years,i guess and still forever young like Alphaville
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
27 Feb 09
I have always been of the same opinion as you are of.I would not say 60 or 70 years but i would say as long as i am hale and hearty and can manage things on my own ,i will lead my life but as soon i start to become dependent or burden on anyone i will think that the time has come to move into eternity.