How long you want to live?

Philippines
August 25, 2009 3:32am CST
Most of us want to stay young and healthy for as long as we live. We even rarely entertained the thoughts of seeing ourselves old and dying. We all want to live forever. As for me, I want to live for 100 more years. Because there's so many things that I want to do. So many places I would like to see and most of all I want to spend more time with my family. How about you, would you like to live longer? If you do, for how many years and why? Have a great day everyone!
18 responses
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I don't want to live for 100 years because I see some people being neglected when reaching even in the 70's or 80's. No one cares for them, some of them begs in the streets having abandoned by their families and children. Some of them luckily find shelter homes to be taken cared of by nurses and other people. My friend and I have encountered an old woman in her 70's being accompanied by a stranger. We talked to the woman and gave her food. She was resetful of her children who went abroad but neglected her. How pitiful! :(. She had a hunchback. We brought her to the police station together with two jollibee personnels because the social welfare shelter home was already closed at that time. She stayed there for one night. Fortunately, the next day, a member of her church looked for her and found her there and brought her home. I think how we live our life on earth is more important than the longetivity of our life. Many people wish for a long life but don't live their lives to the fullest and were trapped in different vices that shorten their life span. What does it profit me if I want a long life but don't care of living a good and well-lived life? I think living a legacy is what matters most in life. What will my loved ones tell me when I die?
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, that's real sad reality nowadays. So many people left abandoned by their family and neglected by the society. Sometimes we often thought that life is unfair for them. But everything has a reasons and we simply didn't know. Yeah, I agree with you. It's not the the number of years would matter, it's how you used and spend those years. But if one choose to live longer simply because he/she want to help and continue to bring kindness and love to everyone despite of the rampant cruelty of this world, then I think he/she deserve to live forever. This world needs people who are willing to give their self for the sake of humanity. I would rather witness and feel the pain of other people for them to know that they're not alone. And that there's still someone who cares and love them no matter what. Thanks again my friend for sharing with us Have a great day!
@dbutheking (2347)
• India
25 Aug 09
I would like to live for 200 years..LOL.. It is not possible i know. Just for fun. I would like to live as long as i am active. Because we cannot enjoy this world by lying on the bed isn't it. Have a great day.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
200 years, it's gonna be long time. Definitely you would be able to do everything that you want. Yeah, lying on bed would get us nowhere. There's more to life than just sleeping, eating and working. And it's for us to find and of course to have fun. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• India
26 Aug 09
Also, i said 200 years just for fun. I love to live 200 years only if all my friends will be alive for 200 years. I don't want to lose my friends, my relatives, my wife everyone..
@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Aug 09
Hi there! I wouldn't wish living longer than 85 years, I could be a burden to my family by that time, either i could be bed ridden from sickness or having an alzheimer's disease. Though I want to see my only son build his own family, happy and successful of whatever choosen career his into and by then I can peacefully die. Cheers!
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, mostly after 85 years our body can no longer do the things that we would do. Being a burden to our family is one thing that scares us to happened. But you may not know that there are other people who would cheerfully care us when we get old. That it seems like an opportunity for them to show or response the love that we give those days. That's the best thing in life, when we know that our love ones or family is happy and successful, then we can truly leave this world with joy and peace in our heart. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@colydf (913)
• China
26 Aug 09
Last week, I did a survey, it said I could live to 88 years old. It is a survery judge how long can you live according to your living habit and some other relative elements. And I think 88 years old is enough for me. Because when I get too old, I will suffer from some illness, I do not like that. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, life span of people differ from each other because of different habit and life style. I wouldn't also like to live for many years if my mind and body is weak. But if it's still healthy and could do the usual things then why not live. Anyways thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• China
26 Aug 09
well.i want to love my girlfiend one hundred years so i have to live 120years long . since i know her at the age of our twenty year's old and that added 100years that's 120years old in total. i really love her very much and i think we may do our best to achieve that goal since we are still young and we have time to take care about our health early.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Oh, that's so wonderful. It would be great when you both grow old with each others arm. There's so much more that you'll be going through, and its important to always hold each other, always keep the intensity of love alive and life would lead you both to more exciting and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@bigplay (212)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I want to live a healthy life throughout my life, but no longer than 70 years old, i'd like to see my nieces and nephews grow up and become adults, and i mean all of them and not just one like it is now.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, me either want to live a healthy life as long as I live. Well we don't really know if, when we reach more that 70 years and we're still healthy and could do a lot more things, life has lots of blessing if we only believe. Yeah, it's always great to watched our children grow and become the best person we could ever imagined. I'm sure if you really want to watched your nieces and nephews grow up,you can make it. Just don't forget to live a healthy and peaceful life style. And always have time to pray. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
25 Aug 09
Wow I seem to be the only one who is going to answer this way, strange! I don't want to live for a long time. I figure I could enjoy getting to about 30 before getting sick and tired of this world and wanting to move on to the next. I definitely don't want to live to be over 100 and be unable to do anything for myself because independence is one of my most highly prized attributes! I also sort of fail to see any great changes that can happen within the next 100 years as most of the news tends to predict things going downhill unless humanity radically changes the way it lives. That said I am open to the idea that I will want to live longer should I find a life partner and have a family, but currently I shall be happy really any time I die I think, I have already strived to have no real regrets just in case :) Dranz
@lhsy2k (227)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I would like to live for as long as possible, this life is a blessing and the more I can experience before I die, the better.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Oh yeah! that's great. There's so much more that we didn't know about life. So much things that we can do in this world. Life is a gift, and it's important to know the meaning and the reason before leaving in this world. Since we don't have the opportunity to live forever, it's wise to spend our time with the best that we can. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I want to live in this world as long as my family and friends are there who continuingly loving me for what I am and for who I am. As long as these people are on your side especially during your ups and downs, you will definitely pray hard so that you will stay long in this world, because you would not want to lost them.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, life would always be worth living for, If you've got all the love in this world. If you have a loving family, supportive friends and successful career, then life so sooooo good! Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• India
25 Aug 09
well to say the least it is tough after a certain age... for us and for people around us... i want to be alive for as long as i am healthy .. i dont want to lie on a bed and not be able to control my bowel movements and depend on somebody else for eating and other functions...the thing is not that it is pain in the rear for me but it will be as much so for whoever is taking care of me... it is a disgrace to be alive during such a time.. i will even resort to euthanasia if that is going to be of any help.. in what i have seen in my life even the healthiest of people go bad at around eighty years. so for me it is seventy years of bliss.. but i want to enjoy those fifteen years of retirement!
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Me either, I don't want to live, if only I became dependent to my love ones and family. I don't like to waste their time looking after me. I would rather take care of them. That's why If, I'd given a chance to live for a longer time, I would only live in one condition, that my mind and body still working and healthy. Anyways thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@dlr297 (5370)
• United States
25 Aug 09
It is amazing how people think differently about age, when i was in high school thinking if i lived to 50 or 60 i would be so old. but now that i am all ready past 50, I do not feel that old most of the time. and at the moment i feel that I want to live for another 50 or 60 years or more as long as i can stay active, and healthy. I would love to be around to watch my grandchildren grow, and i would also like to see my great-grandchildren start their lives, and grow.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
25 Aug 09
I don't really think about age, but more about quality of life. I'd rather live a shorter life but be healthy and sharp to the end than live on without being aware of my surroundings. Of course, there's no reason you can't be healthy, sharp, and live to an advanced age! That's the total package.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, still what matter is the quality of life that we have not the time that we could have. As much as possible we avoid to experienced pain and suffering in this life. Who wouldn't like the easy way round? We all have the freedom to choose the quality of life we want. There's so many ways to stay healthy in mind and body. We can choose to stay happy or sad. It's all our choice the only thing that we must not forget is to never give up for life. Never give in on time that we're being test to choose to live or die. Always LIVE FOR LIFE Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I wanted to live as long as how long God wants me to. but in my own preference i would consider around 80-90 years of age so i can still see my grandchildren and take care of them.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
That's simple yet admirable thought. We all want to see our family grow and witness their success and helped them lead to the path of fulfillment and happiness. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• China
25 Aug 09
Practically speaking,few people can live up to 100. this question is meaningless. anyone wants to live longer,but to some degree,it depends on something else. by the way,visit http://3000freesoftwares.com http://ebooks300.com http://enjoybeautypictures.com http://xyxonline.cn
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah, there might be a real good chance that people can live up to 100 years, but there's also lot of chances that people can't reach 100 years. What I am really trying to asked is peoples preferences on how long they want to live, on how long they think that's enough for them to be satisfied living in this life, on how long they can say it's enough,I want to rest and be happy for eternity. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day!
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
22 Sep 09
Hey, I actually want to live quite long in my life. I really want to live for 100 years also, the same as you have said. I think that it is better to live a longer life, than to live a shorter life. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• India
26 Aug 09
Hai their is no question of long live for a human beings. Because as long as we grow our health become week. we have to depend others for all our needs from morning calls to bed time in the night. So it is better to live as long as we strength enough to do our self work independently. We should not on others for all our needs
@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 09
I do not want to live 100 years. It is 60 or 70 years, as for me, it is enough. In that years, I will do my best for making my family happy. And so, my family do not find difficult or trouble in my life of 100 years old.
@ruzzel016 (241)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
maybe 500 years because I want to see how the technology rise...