ida wanna get old and die

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
March 15, 2010 6:19pm CST
What are the odds that they'll perfect a genuine anti-aging treatment in time to save me? And would you take it if it were available? Can you think of a downside?
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@marguicha (90683)
• Chile
15 Mar 10
Comme on, dawn! Who would want to live forever! You can´t have years of experience, love and pain inside you and stay beautiful and young outside. It does not match. I don´t want a be a second less than my 64 (almost 65) years of age. But I feel absolutly young when my grandchildren (the one that are 15 and 18 now) tell me I´m "cool" and a lot younger at heart than their "old lady" (my daughter). Now that´s a perfect and genuine anti-aging treatment. Don´t you think? A big HUG!!! I have been thinking of you while at the hospital. How´s everything!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
Fine, then I want to go in my sleep, none of this nasty cancer stuff or whatever.... Hi, things are calm. Worried about my daughter. You know who thinks telling me what I want to hear will fix everything.
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@marguicha (90683)
• Chile
15 Mar 10
On my experience with my two daughters (both divorced), the chldren are better off with divorced happy parents than living in the middle of a battlefield, even if it´s the cold war. Kids sense all that. We all want to have bewitched´s nose to fix things, but we don´t have it. I think that one of the things one can´t afford to lose is self respect. And it happens many times when you try to patch things that are broken. It happened to my youngest daughter and I could not do anything for her. She had to make her own decisions. Fortunatly at one point she decided she had to go on with her life. But there was a cost in health and pain.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
My daughter has anxiety over school. She is relaxed and happy when she is home. Last thing I want to do it give her any anxiety over home not being safe. And yeah I realize she senses things aren't totally right, but I just can't yank the rug out right now. Just can't.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
Doesn't matter. Getting old means more wiser and more accepting of age with time. You will live to a ripe old age and enjoy having grandchildren even. What the heck, I'd love to read a discussion about you talking about your grandchild someday. Look forward to that, Dawny.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
You're going to have to wait a bit!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
17 Mar 10
Can do! LOL...
@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Mar 10
Happiness and peace of mind are the best anti aging treatments around. Being kind to yourself is another one. Would I opt for "treatments" no. I would like to have more happiness and peace of mind, though, cause the opposite can kill you. My hubby is eight years older than I am, but looks ten to twenty years younger. I do not mind growing older, I would seriously object to being OLD.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
I plan on living to 94 myself. I hope my body is good to me!
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
15 Mar 10
can you say - "over population?" eventually people will stop having kids and then women will be too old to carry a child and the human race will eventually die off I read my SF...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
Yeah I read it too... Mandatory birth control. That will go over well....
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
16 Mar 10
well, I see it as women postponing or deciding not to have them until it turns out its too late...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
Rite of Passage? as in Rite it down?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
15 Mar 10
Most anti-aging treatment companies would claim they already could save you... Now after having used a few -- their claims were unfounded. I wouldn't worry about it 1) it gives you more wrinkles 2) just consider them remnants of laughter and good times. That's what I do.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
as if I have a choice !
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I have a good friend who's trying a lot of botox. But at $400 a shot, I'll pass and show my age.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
Yeah I'll pass too!
• Australia
16 Mar 10
Would I take it? NO! Why? What is wrong with growing old gracefully? Of course, if I had bad health I might change my mind, but even though I have sort of refused to accept each new decade of life, in each instance I was forced to change my mind. I dreaded the thought of turning 40 but I was too busy with my fifth baby to notice it, and by the time I realised I had passed that mark I was beginning to think I would never admit to being 50. Turning 50 was an absolute ball and I loved it, but 60? No way! The 60's were even better and turning 70 was better still. (Of course, I will never admit to being 80 - but that is more than 6 years away!) Age has many benefits and I can't think of any downsides, though I'm sure some would have aches and pains and creaks and groans. As far as looks are concerned, age shows character.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
If I didn't have the aches and pains and creaks and groans (and gray hair since I was like 20 ) twould be a great adventure. Well it is a great adventure, actually. The problem is, I don't want it to end!!!
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• Australia
16 Mar 10
Yes, life IS an adventure - an adventure I thoroughly enjoy. I would like to see my grandchildren grow into adulthood, marry and have their families. I would like to do a whole lot of things, but if I don't, it won't bother me. I love my life. I am completely satisfied - but I know that the life after this one is far, far, far, far better, so the end of this one is merely the beginning of the best.
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• United States
17 Mar 10
yea..them raising retirement age. i'd take it..if i could afford it,you know how that goes,it'd be in demand. but i'd like to live a bit longer than normal if it were possible.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Mar 10
yeah, see, there is always a down side! :-)
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Hey dawn! I think it's kind of late for me already! I'm thinking that by the time they do come up with this treatment I might already be gone! They better think of it within the very next year or so because I don't know if I am going to get any younger without it!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
ja me either but it's fun thinking about it!
@Wizzywig (7859)
16 Mar 10
Depends on which aspects of ageing it treated. I'd just like to stay independent and active till I pop my clogs.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
Yes, definitely!
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
I used to work for a cosmetic manufacturing company. And one of the big launches we had before I left was an anti-aging creme (it is still very popular, even now). So, let me tell you the odds for a genuine one....none! The downside for a real one? We might not be able to afford buying one to save you or me dawnald. The price would be ridiculously expensive to make it look genuine.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
I have no doubt that the price would be prohibitive, at least at first!
@vandana7 (62567)
• India
16 Mar 10
Oh dear Dawn, me too! I would love to get old, and give those looks from above my spectacles. In fact, I have this fascination for spectacles ever since I was a kid. :) I always wanted to be like my headmistress. :) I would like to age gracefully. Of course, it would have some pain there. But I would rather they find something to relieve that pain, and I am sure they will. Lots of people would not be able to afford anti ageing medication, so obviously demand for such painkillers would be high. :) Downside, yeah the downside is we will outnumber the babies. Everybaby born would be a threat to our food! Prices would shoot, and we would be looking at oh why that lady is pregnant doesnt she know we are short of food, clothing, and shelter already. he he.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
More incentive to develop a space program?
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Mar 10
hi dawnald I am 83 and do not feel that old so sure bring on an antiaging thingy as I would love to live another ten years any way. he he i cannot think of any downside to it at all. life is life and worth living in spite of everything. bring on life. I am having a ball.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
10+ more years to my friend Hatley!!!
• United States
15 Mar 10
I would take it in a heart beat. I would not think about the downside of it at the time. I have thought about this for years now. They have everything else on this earth.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
I wouldn't think about the downside either...
@BarBaraPrz (19405)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Mar 10
The downside would be something like... "Fifty more years of this sh.t!"
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
Hell no, I'd kick the b*stard out....