Oldest Man lives to be 113 years old.

@marciascott (25554)
United States
June 19, 2009 4:51pm CST
I saw this on AOl. would you want to live that long? That is a long time. What is your views about this, he lived a very long life.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
19 Jun 09
It would depend on how I felt physically. But no I don't think I would want to live that long. I would love to visit with him though. Just think of the changes he has seen. To be around when the first motor cars came out to seeing a man on the moon and all the tecknowledgey we have today must be very interesting. To see all the changes that have been going on around he world for a hundred years and living it instead of just reading about it in books would be something.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I'v been around. We just haven't crossed paths. I just read this about the oldest people in Japan too The number of centenarians in Japan reached a record 41,000 in October, according to government figures. People in Japan have the longest life-expectancy in the world at 85 years. The oldest woman lives in southern Okinawa province and is 114. So I guess if one wants to love that long Japan is the place to live.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
20 Jun 09
yes, I have herd that too. I wonder what is the sercret?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
21 Jun 09
It would be interesting to know. Probably partly diet.
@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
Hello my friend I know a man who lived to be 128 years old , he was the eldest man in my family , and he was string enough to walk every day without being assisted by any of his sons , grand sons , or grand grand sons :D .. If I lived to be at this age I will try to spend my 2nd half doing good things to compensate for what I have messed in the first half :P :D have a great time
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Wow, I never heard of anybody living that long. I see you are Studing to be a doctor that is very good! Study very hard.
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@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
Thanks a lot my friend it is one year to finish my study then I will be a doctor :D
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@suzzy3 (8357)
19 Jun 09
128 years old that is amazing and he was well to the end.Doing good would be a nice thing to do.By that time you would have enough knowledge to be able to help a lot of people.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
21 Jun 09
That's depressing! I think 75 is enough time for me to finish what I want to. What the heck do you do after 100 except take up resources somebody else could use?
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
21 Jun 09
hey as long as you are still healthy that is all that matters, I wouldn't want to be depend on anyone though! Thanks for input!
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• Canada
2 Aug 09
Vladilyich1. Aren't you forgetting something??? When you're 75 I'll be 40, and 40's too young for me to become a widow. Here's hoping you live till *I'm* 113!!! :)
@suzzy3 (8357)
19 Jun 09
Well from what I saw on the tv he is doing very well indeed,incredible man.living is something that you just take for granted I suppose,no one really wants to die and all the time you stay healthy and enjoy life may it last as long as possible.Mind you he has buried all his children who lived into their eighties his wife,most or all of his relatives it must be strange.Fancy watching all your friends die,and having to make new ones every thirty years or more.It must be heartybreaking or maybe you would get used to it.Just imagine all the changes he has seen ,flight,trains ,buses, tv all these things ,the first man on the moon.Micro wave ovens ,central heating, two world wars,the list is endless.life must have been so simple and hard when he was young.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
19 Jun 09
I thought you mean't Henry Allingham who was on the tv today at 114 years old ,he took over from the japenese gentlman.He has taken over as the oldest man in the world.What makes me wonder how do they know,surely he is well known or is it because he is registered with the authorites,I suppose you cannot count someone you don't know about.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
19 Jun 09
I am really not sure that I would want to live that long, but then again, I am also afraid of dying so I don't know which way I stand lol
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
20 Jun 09
as long as yu know the Lord, you soldn't worry about it, because you will still be alright with God.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
19 Jun 09
I don't think I would mind as long as I can take care of myself. To have to be dependent on others would not be worth living as far as I'm concerned. What I was surprised about this story is that he drank milk every morning. I thought it was going to be something healthly.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Yes, I feel the same way as you do, as long as I can still take care of myself, so he dranked milk every morning? maybe I should do thast, but I have problems drinking milk.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I think he's blessed to have lived that long. I would certainly like to live that long so long as I can still be independent and in decent health.
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• United States
22 Jun 09
I would pass on seeing my 113th birthday. With my health, my quality of life would be nil.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I think a lot of us woould to be truthful.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Only if I am fully functional. I do not want to be dependent on anyone and I want to be healthy. I believe that quality if more important than quantity
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Yes, hat is so very much True, I would want to be healthy to, and not be depending on anyoe either.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Well I wouldn't mind living that long, I would actually like it because you can see how much the world has changed in 113 years, he would have been here on this earth for a long time. I wish I would make it to age 100 personally. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Jun 09
Wow. That is avery old age. I guess we are only as old as we look and feel though. I would not mind living that long if I still had my health and was able to enjoy life. I hope he enjoyed every minute of it.
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
21 Jun 09
I believe it is not the determining factor is not the age, but how one lives his life to the utmost value, this will be a living proof for his children and encourage them to do the same.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
20 Jun 09
It is a very old age, I am not sure that I would want to live that long, right now I would not as lots of horrible things are going on in my life right now haha! But seriously I think I would like to live that long if I was in good health and could look after myself still and could enjoy being alive and old!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Wow, 113! Bless his little ole heart! My one gramma lived to 104, and another female relative to 101, and a few other female relatives lived to almost 100. No, I don't think I would want to live that long. I think it's wonderful that he did, but at that age you (more than likely) wouldn't have any friends in your age group around yet. One of the nice things about friends/peers in your own age group is shared memories (like the war, the depression, and things like that....hahaha, just thought, my age groups shared memories would be Woodstock, Jimmi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and TajMa Hall hahaha) My gramma outlived her one daughter, and that was rough for her. I would think it'd be especially depressing if you outlived your kids. (You'd be 113 and your 80 some year old kid went ahead of you.) I suppose it'd be different if you were still able to get around a lot, and were healthy of mind body and spirit. My 101 cousin still played golf until she was 95 before giving it up. She kept her mind, and kept mobile and doing things.
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• United States
20 Jun 09
no way would i want to live that long , my bones and that are falling apart now and i am only 29 so by the time i even get that close in age i won't be able to move or do anything so no i would not like to live that long.
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@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
If I will live up to age of 113 I will feel so blessed because not every one can live up to that age so it means that man may really have a healthy living and he is so blessed. I also watched from the news television that there are oldest father is in the age of 96 and and mother is in the age of 70 something. That was also really amazing for me and so blessed parents. They are like the couple in that written in the bible.
@nraisor (59)
• United States
20 Jun 09
As long as I could still take care of myself, I think that would be amazing. To see how much the world changed, watch your family grow, see how future generations grow and mature. I honestly can't imagine anything better, though I think that if I did, I would want my husband to live right along with me. Call me a sap but I can't imagine life without him. But anyway, I think that it would be awesome!
• Canada
19 Jun 09
As long as I have my health, it wouldn't matter to me how long I lived. If i was unhealthy at a young age, I'd hope to die young. If I was healthy at an old age, I'd be happy to live as long as I was healthy. If i was still healthy at 113, it would be great. I'd have lived through a lot.