how do you see yourself when you've reached the age of 70?

Philippines
February 2, 2011 7:00am CST
if your still young like me, the question is for you...but if your already 70 or past 70, did you ever think that you would be what you are and do what you're doing right now? Honestly, an image just popped into my head, me with my husband sitting by a balcony surrounded by our grandchildren...rather picturesque really, my fiancée just made me conjure that image with his comment, and I feel rather uplifted... Then, I went and thought what would I be doing that time, of course I think in that time I'd be surely retired already so teaching in a classroom is out of question, maybe tutoring my grandchildren...possible but then I thought about what my hobby will be when I'm sure I won't be able to swim as much as I want when my bones and joints are already too old, reading might also be a problem since I'm not sure if I'd be able to see clearly anymore.... how about you? do you feel good thinking about your possible future?
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28 responses
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
I don't think I'm gonna be able to reach that age. ha ha. But If ever I'm gonna be still alive at that age I want to be surrounded with cute little grandchildren caring for me. I also want to see a successful daughter/son. :)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
, your being pessimistic!!! you'll outlive us all...joke
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 11
I think its will great if I can reach thats age. I can not imagine my self at thats age but one of my granny were already at 78 years know but her mind still sharp and very loving person. I think I wanna like thats when I was grew old surround by my family and still in good health so I can still enjoy my life and become loving granny. There is one lady I meet in friend crunch, she really pretty with grey hair and has a decent dress to his age but what I really like when I see her eyes I see peace of mind there. She really calm and seen very experience with life.
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I'm hoping that my husband will still be alive so we can enjoy lots of time together and that he will be able to kick back at home and we will both still be in good health.I can't think of all the things that we might be getting to do with each other. Time flies so fast that we all will be that age before we know it.It is scary how fast time flies.
@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Feb 11
I will be sixy next Fall. I am proud to say I am already a great grandmother. If things go on like it has we(my daughter and I) will have more grandkids coming up. I think the video games my grandson is watching and playing now will be good teaching for how life will be around 2050. My possible future will be okay, it is my grand and great grand kids lives that I worry about.
• United States
4 Feb 11
I'm just hoping that I'm still around. I hope that I'm getting around very well and in good health. 70 shouldn't be any different than 60 or 50 or 40. Another stage in life and the "Golden Years".
@SIMPLYD (72937)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
I see myself and my husband , in that age maybe at our house, watching TV always. Or probably, if we're still strong, we will be ballroom dancing with our friends. But for sure, we will make it an enjoyable retirement because my friends from abroad will be retiring here in the Philippines, and we promised to make our retirement days so enjoyable.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
4 Feb 11
No idea. When I was younger I had visions of family with children and grandchildren etc. Now I know that will never happen. Life changes so much that there is no way to know what the future will hold. I would like to think that life will be ok and that my partner will still be with me. I am nearly 55 now so 15 years is a long time. I am already ill and I will hope that I do not deteriorate too much in the next 15 years so that I will still be able to enjoy my home. My partner is also ill and I hope he has 15 left at least but we have no way of knowing that. Only time will tell.
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Many things will change for me when I reach the age of 70. Of course I will be retired by then. My only hope that I am still healthy enough to open a computer and continue writing and blogging. Also, I want to be surrounded by many grandchildren when I am 70. It feels so good to see the children of your children playing and having fun. I guess, that will be relaxing for me.
@pokumon (647)
• United States
3 Feb 11
When I'm 70 I hope to still be active and leading a healthy life. I hope to still play table tennis. Gymnastics will be out of the equation by then. I hope to have written a memoir by that time and I think it would be cool to be a motivational speaker. I hope I am married although I do not want biological children. Maybe I'll adopt at some point in my life. I hope my siblings are still alive then.
• India
3 Feb 11
Well well well, i would like to see myself successful at an age of 70 and with a big family. Lots of grandchildren, a big house to stay, some wonderful cars and people to love. Dont know whether will really happen like that or not.
• Poland
3 Feb 11
It's a scary thing to think about, but If im alive by the time I'm 70 then I think Ill be sitting on my porch and smoking on those old school pipes lol.
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
I don't really know if I'll reach that age because of my sedentary lifestyle. The more thing is that, I don't really know too what will I do that time. Maybe read books on the patio, water plants and all! ;)
• Bulgaria
3 Feb 11
Ha,nice duscussion.Maybe when I reach this prestige age,I will have became a millionaire due to Mylot,ha ha.No,seriosly,now I am not sure that I want to reach this age because of the problems,which old people have.But if somebody cares about me,so there is no problem.We all know that old people want care and they want to contact with young people.I think that reaching this age is a very hard difficult mission,because every single day we become a spectator of criminal,disasters and incurable illnes.So,If someone of us reach this age,I think we should respect him/her and greet him/her a good life with his/her family.
@edigital (2711)
• United States
3 Feb 11
You have a big dreams about 70 !!! I agree that lot of grand children should be around. But I am thinking if I have live alone somewhere at the age of 70 how I will carry my life? I will be in great frustration and depression if this happen. Whatever is I pray to God that everyone here in myLot friends and members live in peace and with happiness at their age of 70+
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
3 Feb 11
I am just 5 years from the age that you have mentioned and i don`t foresee anything different from what i am going through at the moment.I am living a retired life since the last 12 years.I live alone since i am not married, am disabled due to Muscular dystrophy, am on a wheelchair and have no earnings.I am being looked after by 2 men, during the day and night respectively.there is a chance that my building which is 70 years old could be broken down and a new one taking its place.Since the present house is rental, the new flat will be on ownership basis.If this happens i will have to adjust to new surroundings since this is quite difficult for a disabled person.There is nothing much for me to look forward to and i only pray that God takes me away from this world quickly and painlessly.
• India
3 Feb 11
First and foremost, I would not like to carry on till 70... I’m deadly scared of age-related diseases and the dependence it causes on others... for me, the ideal time to go would be around 60 – 65 years. However, in case I manage to pull along till 70+, I would like to see myself as healthy and independent with some money for my comfort and medical expenses. Don’t know about my family... I’ve only one son and I don’t really know whether he’d be staying with us after marriage or moving out somewhere else. If possible, I may take up some social work to spend my time and do my little contribution towards society. And yes, I’d like to read a lot though I don’t know if my eyesight would be strong enough for that.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
3 Feb 11
I am already sixty plus now and doing exactly what I used to do ten years back and as per the present mind set going to do exactly the same ten years hence barring, God forbid, major health problems. I can not go for long walk, badminton or tennis now because of paucity of time but whenever I get some time I do go for a long walk exactly the way I used to go ten years back. All in all the mind set is not for a change but health should permit.
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
My fiance have always said that he didn't want to live too long, and that means he only wants to leave until he's around 50s or something. Which makes me sad when I think about the future. I mean, it would be really sad, when I reach 70 something, and he would no longer be there. I mean, what would I do then? the only thing now that I think I can do is talk to my fiance all day everyday, read some books and the paper and just relax... if he's not there, then I really have no idea what would I do.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
I am still alive by then and I'm gonna relive my days of parenthood with my grandchildren. Talk about positive thinking :)
@Labrat (210)
2 Feb 11
hope im stil alive at 70, at the moment feel bad, hobbling around the house due to an injury i done tonight lol