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Silver Conversationalist
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Registered: ‎10-29-2016

Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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As long as my cat wants to take care of me, I'm fine.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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   I believe one has to feel RELEVANT and have a CHALLENGE. When that dissipates say Bye Bye. Of course PAIN to a high degree with persistence can also roll-the-ball-into-the-hole also. Then they just dope-u-up and you fester on with no existence bascially. When you get old they plant you in a corner and juice-you-up till your **bleep** fails or more often, till you fall and break your pelvis. Getting old sucks so do it NOW. This is your last chance at being your best.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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To me, "Life" is just another "event" to participate in or not. As long as your consciousness has a desire to participate in it, it wants to exist. Once your consciousness has less desire to participate, it has less desire to exist. Factors that effect that desire are both internal and external. The general well-being of your consciousness determines its desire to exist. And that changes constantly until it doesn't. Ever hear that saying that it's a woman's peragative to change her mind? Well, even if it subconscious, your Conscious/Subconscious/Soul does likewise. Sometime a little, sometime a lot. So, the only answer I can give is, "Ask me again when it matters.".

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I have suffered chronic nerve pain for 40 years. I am now 72 and the prospect of decades more pain is not very attractive. Both of my parents developed dementia at age 86 so the prospect of attainling that milestone is also unattractive. Time will tell how pleasant/unpleasant increasinlg age will be.

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Registered: ‎09-08-2012

Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I used to say I would probably live to be a 100 ( I am 81) but then i read an article about someone living to be 122 and 137. I am in good health with no life threatening problems. I set my goals farther ahead. I may not make it that far but I refuse to limit myself.
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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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There is longevity on both sides of my family, with 8 people having lived from age 88 to 101.  At least 2 suffered from Alzheimer's, 3 from some form of dementia and the other 3 a number of various medical conditions.  I would like to look forward to living as long as I have relatively good health, can still function pretty much on my own and little to no memory loss.  Having watched both my father who had Alzheimer's and my Mom who is suffering serious dementia herself, I would not want this for myself.

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Registered: ‎02-26-2017

Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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As long as I am both independent and healthy. If not, I would like to be given the same consideration that we give to our pets when they are suffering.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I will be 72 in a couple of months and I still ride horses and walk and lift hay bales and saddle my own horse. I have had a very full and adventurous life and my husband, love of my life, went home to be with the Lord 3 years ago. I would like to make it to 80s if I am healthy and living well, but when it is my time I have no regrets of undone activities.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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As long as I have good health in mind, body, and soul. 

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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read michael gregor's "how not to die".