Article about the oldest woman - Would you want to live that long?

@apky12 (775)
United States
January 26, 2007 11:29am CST
She's 114 years old! That's amazing! Would you want to live to be that old? Why or why not?
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@ugachaka (297)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I've probably already done enough damage that that's out of the question. Now that I'm watching my grandparents deteriorate with age, I really wouldn't want to be around that long. I'd like to be able to enjoy retirement for a while, but I don't want to get to be like my grandfather and end up in the hospital just from trying to pick up a trash can.
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@raasha (109)
• India
26 Jan 07
114, WOW! I wouldn't want to live that long since in all probability most of the people I love and am attached to, wouldn't be there with me. Besides, being 114 would entail some degeneration of the body. Living with an ailing body I'm sure is difficult even if the mind is in good spirits. I'd rather live a good 60 years or so in good health. Not that we have a choice in these things, but I choose quality over quantity.
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@usaction (651)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Odd, but I thought I recalled the oldest woman in the world was 120, and lived in Paris. This was a few years ago, so maybe this is the current oldest woman still alive... I would only want to live that long if my mind and body are still able to mostly function. Then, it won't matter how old I am!