How old do you want to live?

old man - am i too old?
@heatspine (1141)
Philippines
February 28, 2007 7:24pm CST
How many years is enough for you to say that life is complete and you can go? The average life expectancy of a male in our country is 67 while 70 for female. Do you also think that going beyond that gives you more in life - sort of squeezing more juice out of it.
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11 responses
@gugabape (164)
• Brazil
1 Mar 07
I don't know...but have words says "What you prefer...To live a lil bit like a King or to live so much like a idiot ????" Say what you think about this words.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I guess living a little bit of king is better ... live long like a idiot is not a good idea i believe
@nowment (1758)
• United States
1 Mar 07
It's not the number of years you live but what you do with those years that would matter most.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
yes. i share the same sentiments with you. quality life matters
@joby_09 (498)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
As for me, having a long life is useless if you're not fulfilled. There are some who, despite of their old age, are still filled with regrets because they did not lived their lives according to the way they want it. And in my opinion, those fulfilled and successful individuals lived shorter than those who are not. =) I have many plans that i want to accomplish at a young age. Maybe, i'm ok with 65 =)
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
i agree. age does not necessarily translate to accomplishments.
@goowter (51)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I'd be fine with 65. If I have already served my purpose, though, I would be much happier to go meet Jesus. If it is anything like that song /I can only imagine/ by mercy me, I'd be there in a heart beat.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
at 65, there's a lot that you could have already done.
• United States
1 Mar 07
It depends. I don't want to be so old that my mind is gone. I want to still feel young. If most of my family is gone, I don't want to be alive either. I would like to go around the same time they all do.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
as they say, quality of life somehow diminishes as we age.
@aiguy01 (589)
• United States
1 Mar 07
My goal is to be forever young. As we approach the Singularity medical science will make breakthroughs in both conquering disease and understanding the aging process itself. I am already taking a supplement Resveratrol that in lab tests has extended the life span of mice by oer 50%. The goal is to arrest the aging process and learn how to cure that diseases which are brought on by old age. Of course there is always the risk the I will be killed in an accident or crime but technology should help us to eventually eliminate many of these risks as well. The future will be a marvelous place it is the one place that I would most like to visit.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
wow. that would be great -- and maybe in the future reversal in aging process might be done. wonders of technology.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
If I could choose how long to live, I'd go with 60. I will work hard now so I retire before that and enjoy my retirement. It sounds impossible but hey who knows?
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
60. if you work hard ... then somehow make it by 50. then you have a good 10 years to enjoy life. who knows?
• United States
1 Mar 07
I dont want to be older than dirt.. I'll be good with 50
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
sometimes being too old makes you more of a liability.
• Canada
1 Mar 07
I would like to live long enough to see all my children grown and happy with their own families . I would like to be around to see my grandchildren . I would like to be able to make it at least to my sixties to be able to ensure that my children are well able to care for themselves and that they are all happy with their lives .
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
having children and grandchildren seems to be the common motivating factor to live on.
• Canada
1 Mar 07
Most people in Canada live to be in their 80s and some in their 90s. I want to live as long as possible, while I'm still healthy. I wouldn't want to get in to an accident in my 20s and live 60 years on life support. I only want to live a long life if I am healthy.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
yes.. key word is healthy living. life is not fun when you can no longer enjoy it to the fullest.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
12 Mar 07
My grandfather-in-law is 103 years old. And I tell you what, he's still having a good time, but i do NOT want to live that long! I hope to live to 80, but I don't need any years beyond that. I'll be happy to check out at any time.