Longevity in Various Countries.

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?
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@shaggin (44398)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I want to live a long life to spend it all with my kids and their children someday. But I want to be healthy and not have to wind up in a nursing home its a terrible way to have to live.
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@bunnybon7 (41366)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 16
so true. I still love spending time with my kids and grands, but sometimes wonder why I go on. feel terrible most days
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@marlina (84488)
• Canada
24 Aug 16
@shagging, unfortunately, no one can predict how it will end up.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
@marlina yeh that's the hard part. We were never going to "put" my dad in a nursing home.
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@Happy2BeMe (86995)
• Canada
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.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
Nobody really expects to live till 100, a lot of people strive for it, but as they get closer they think "this is hard" lol
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23 Aug 16
even i think that same. but 65 is enough to me
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
@SUCHIIT Is that the usual upper age limit where you live? I can't see what country you're in.
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@BelleStarr (46203)
• United States
24 Aug 16
I hope to live as long as my mind is sharp, after that I hope to go.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
Makes sense to me.
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@TheHorse (88155)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Aug 16
That's what I say as well. Unless I can play guitar or piano "automatically," without having to use my fraying grey matter neurons.
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@irishidid (8721)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I want to live until I die. Whenever that may be. I remember being young and thinking old was eons away, now it is standing right next to me.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
Funny how that works.
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23 Aug 16
i love to respect old people alot, but one who have manners and good behavior
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@sabtraversa (13365)
• Italy
23 Aug 16
I'm 20 and healthy right now. As long as I'm healthy and physically independent, I would live forever.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
I loved being 20 too
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@bunnybon7 (41366)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 16
I often wonder why the urge to live is so strong in us. I have often felt so bad I wanted to die but still strive to live. so that is a hard question
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@xFiacre (7839)
• Ireland
23 Aug 16
@cinnamongrl my folks are 83 and 85 and not having a while heap of fun. I spend a lot of time in nursing homes and hospitals and old age has little to commend it. I'm 58 and I'm good health. Once the health gives out .....
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
Yup looks too hard for me.
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@marlina (84488)
• Canada
24 Aug 16
No, I don't. I don't see the point when someone is in constant pain and old to live that long. What for?
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
same question as me
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@durgabala (1361)
• India
23 Aug 16
It all depends on the food you eat and the place you stay, that is , in a non polluted place with lots of herbal trees and nice fresh air. Today more deaths are due to accidents, lack of healthy eating habits etc...
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
25 Aug 16
I wonder if there is less cancer in India. I should look these things up.
@durgabala (1361)
• India
26 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl Only very recently many cancer stories are being heard, that is because people are not living a native life.
@SUCHIIT (75)
23 Aug 16
here in india 65 is as long life. hardly people cross 65 or 70. i dont want to live more then 65 of age. its enough.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
25 Aug 16
Some days I feel like it's enough, too lol.
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25 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl live long life
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@LoriAMoore (4702)
• United States
25 Aug 16
No, I really don't want to live past 70. Quality of life is more important than longevity. Plus, our country seems to be going to hell and I don't want to still be here when it implodes.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
25 Aug 16
If I could resolve my pain, I might want to live as long as my folks have. But it's a real issue with me, it really affects like you said quality of life.
@TheHorse (88155)
• 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.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
Better get back to song writing
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@zebra2222 (5239)
• United States
24 Aug 16
I'm close behind you in age. Diseases and illnesses are something that I will dread in the future.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
surgeries that cure one thing and screw up another. ..lol
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@divalounger (2948)
• United States
23 Aug 16
Interesting and relevant question. I suppose it depends on how I feel and how my health is. I am 60 and except for bad hips, feel pretty good--so I am hoping that continues~
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 Aug 16
I hope so, too.
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@sol_cee (19658)
• Japan
25 Aug 16
65 year olds look like in their 50s here. They must have a fountain of youth somewhere.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
i only wish to live 's long 's i can tend to my own needs.
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• 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.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
28 Aug 16
I'm glad your wife's grandmother is recovering from her fall.
@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
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.
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• Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 Aug 16
I would love grandchildren!
@jstory07 (80053)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Aug 16
I want to live as long as I can as long as I am not suffering with any medical conditions.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Aug 16
Both my dad's mom and my mom's mom lived to be 93. I would love to live that long, even longer.
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