If you could ask a 100+ yr old person a question....

United States
September 14, 2009 5:53pm CST
what would it be? Me I have no idea on just on thing. But I would definatly ask if it was a woman how the life of a woman has changed since then? As we know it's been abt 100yrs (I"m sure a lil less than that but approximately) that women have been able to vote here in the USA. How about driving a car? Careers? Clothing? Medications? (including the invetion of birth control) What were their impressions of technolgy as it has occured during their life time? Ya figure they'd of lived during the time of horse and buggy & when everyone was a farmer. Now people drive cars, watch tv, have computers ect...
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@yasuy19 (12)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
If i could ask a 100 year old person, i would ask what his/her "secrets" are for reaching that certain age. I myself would also want to live as many years as possible because I really want to enjoy life as much as possible. Who knows? I might be able to break the record of the oldest person who ever lived who's age reached a hundred and twenty two years old lol. Some people say that living for a long period of time is very lonesome because when all of your loved ones die already while you were left alone, you would not not want to live anymore :(, they would say that live is meaningless without the persons closest to their hearts. But I think that it wouldn't be a hindrance to live you life to the fullest,even though your already that old, you could serve as an inspiration to others and make other people smile in you own special way :) Lastly, I would ask the person what his/her experiences are when he was still young because it would remind me of my grandparents and aunties who would tell me stories about their past :)
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• Philippines
15 Sep 09
well, i would ask that person how he got to that age. i would ask him what are the food that he ate? any vitamins or medications he took? exercise regimen? and i would also ask for any tips or advices that he can share so that i can also live a healthy and active life. then i would ask him how it was during his time and how people evolved. i would ask him to compare how it was before and how it is now for him.
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@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
14 Sep 09
I would ask him or her to describe to me how life was like back then. I'll also ask her to tell me intersting stories about her life. Since contrary to popular beliefs, i like to listen to old people talking about their lives and imparting their wisdom. I've actually had the opportunity to help out an 100 year old person in a retirment home i was voluntaring at but unfortunatley he was too old to do much talking.
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@neededhope (1085)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I would want them to tell me about there life. About what the things that they discovered and have had a major impact in there life. Just explain the in's and out's of there life. And go thru old photos and just to know how that person was and lived. I love history and a story of a persons life to me is intriguing. So I would love to see what they did and how they did it. See if I could live thru what that person has gone thru.
@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
14 Sep 09
I would definitely want to hear about all the different decades they lived through, things like what their favorite one was and why. I would love to hear about what things they don't miss and what ones they do. I think I would also be compelled to ask them if there was anything they would do differently but I think that would probably be a rather rude thing to ask!
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@ElicBxn (61135)
• United States
14 Sep 09
well, ya know, I've gotten to as some people at or near 100 questions and what I always want to know was "what was it like." One lady was from a well to do family, and her father was one of the first people in Austin to get an auto, and her stories about driving around town BEFORE there were paved streets and when Austin was a much smaller town That was really cool to talk to her about. Another was from a less wealthy family and she talked about what it was like growing up on a small farm in Texas. I love to talk to older people because I love history and they are a fount of living history, best to find out what you can before they go away. The
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• South Africa
15 Sep 09
The first question I would ask is what the person did or did not do in order to live this long. Secondly I would like to know whether it is worth it to live this long if you see all old friends and family pass on. Then obviously I would focus on the changes and how that particularly affected the person. Especially thinking of how everything changed over the past 100 years. Was the transition over the years an easy one? If not, what was the most difficult change?
• United States
16 Sep 09
Very well worded Jacques!
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
19 Sep 09
Hey, I would definitely ask them this question. "How on earth could you live without computers and the Internet"? I could probably answer that question myself, I would say "my life sucked", or something like that. Honestly, it would take them weeks to receive some mail. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I would probably ask how they took care of their life. Did they smoke or drink? Did they exercise, eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep. Basically what is their secret.
@jterrock (277)
• United States
15 Sep 09
The first thing I would ask a 100 year old woman would be...I would want to know how her life has changed over the years. How things have changed, what she has been through, etc. I would just love to sit down and talk to her and just listen to all the stories she would have! It would be really interesting! I am sure she has been through a LOT of experiences that has shaped her life over the years!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
15 Sep 09
i am hugely into history so to be around during the first half of the twentieth century would indeed be exciting. i would be asking a multitude of questions i am sure...i would be tiring the person out for sure!
@Bloggership (1104)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 09
Perhaps i'm gonna ask them "how can you be this far?.. Have you ever feel boring to live in this world?".. lol... I know it's a silly questions, but at least i got something say regarding your discussions 3SnuggleBunnies... hehe
@forptc (290)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
It would probably be senseless asking a 100+ year old person questions, they just won't answer you clearly and you would just end up being more baffled than having a good answer. ;) I mean people in their 70s are already hard to talk to, what more with one who's 100+? Heh heh. But if it was me, I'd be asking "Oh my, why are you still alive?" I don't mean to be rude but they've lived too long and suffered too much already that I think they need that well-deserved rest they've been waiting for. There's no sense in prolonging their suffering. I'm not calling for euthanasia or anything like that. I'm just curious why they still want to hang around after all they've gone through. Although somewhere somehow, I am awed at their capacity to survive, their strength and all, braving life this long and still remain standing.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
15 Sep 09
I'd like to ask them what their life was like when they were in their twenties but there are probably so many people asking them things like that it would be a boring question for them. Besides, when you are that old you are so tired and weak you don't want to answer questions anyway.
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 09
Wow, since I never meet a 100++ yrs person, I'll definitely be in awe. I would love to hear about his/her experiences through 100++ yrs of life. It must awesome. I did asked my grandfather about his life when he was young and he's only 60 years old at that time. He already had so much to say. Imagine someone older than that.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
I would ask him if given a chance with all his faculties restored would he still opt for another 100 years of stay here on earth.