Longevity in Various Countries.
By Sue H.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 23, 2016 9:20am CST
I am 65 and I've noticed that anywhere over 50 is a long life in some of the countries participating here. You will notice a lot of comments about "when you reach your old age of 50". Something like that. I will tell you this: My folks are in their 90s and although it's impressive to live that long, they are not having the happiest time. My dad is in a nursing home, with many issues including losing his short term memory. I am 65 and that's dead already to people in some of the countries. I just want to say I don't particularly want to live to 90s, as I already have severe chronic pain. Nobody wants some dread disease that takes them earlier though, either. My question is: do you want to live as long as the upper age in your country?
22 people like this
23 Aug 16
As long as I have my health and my mind then I would want to live. I don't want to be a burden to anybody when I become old and can't take care of myself anymore. So yes I would like to live to grow old but only if I still have my health and I am able to live on my own and take care of myself.
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Aug 16
May depend on how bad my lower back pain is. But then again, my Auntie is 93 and in pain, but her mind is still sharp as a tack, and she enjoys reading and discussing ideas. For now, I'm thinking I want to stick around when I get older. 50 may have been old in the 1700s, but it's not now. Wait. Bach lived from 1685 to 1750, didn't he? That's 65 in the 1700s, without our medical advances. Maybe the key is to be productive.
• Hangzhou, China
28 Aug 16
To answer the question raised, I would like to say Yes. I would like to live as long as the upper age in our country. Nowadays the average age in our country is more than seventy for both men and women. There are a lot of people who live up more than eighty and ninety. My father would have lived longer if he had not had an traffic accident three years ago when he was 86. My wife's grandmother is now 93 and she is still in good health, doing her cooking and household chores by herself. Every year when we go back home from our working place, we would go and pay her a visit with some money and nice food that she likes. We feel very happy to see her nice and healthy, but unfortunately she had a fall in July early in the morning at around 5 o'clock. What is good is that she has not hurt her bone. She is now recovering from being hurt physically. Take care.
24 Aug 16
I think 90 years old is considered quite old in my country. I am not too sure as my grandparents passed away before that. My grandfather-in-law is still quite healthy at age 92, though he has some minor health problems here and there too. I would like to live long if I am healthy. There are lots of things I would love to do, especially spending time with my children, or perhaps my grandchildren, or even great grandchildren. I started to take better care of my health after becoming a mother.