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

Do you have a number in mind? Do you want to live to be 80, 90 or 100? How about 115 or 120?

Do you think it matters what your expectations are? I do. I think if you expect to live a long healthy life, your chances of doing so are greater.

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It is my intention to live to 100, since I am now 93, and will be 94 June 26 of this year. I am in good shape physically, continue to exercise daily, walk without a cane or other assistance. Very slight arthritis in each thumb and some in toes. My mind is clear, occasionally forgetting a celebrities name, a common thing in my residence in a leisure care facility. I still drive a car and have eyesight to have a drivers license with no restrictions. I write on my "travels blog" on my computer nearly each day and read non-fiction mostly on "quantum" science, aging, psychology and others. Good, nutricious food, staying relatively stress free through meditation, naps, and other activities keep me healthy and happy. Experiencing the death of two wives, the last six years ago, but meeting a new significan other at our mutual residence is really great for older people. Perhaps living to 100 is a restricted goal! I hope so.

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As long as possible. I'll shoot for 100 years of age or older.

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100

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82

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100+!!!!!...If not suffering...God Willing!!!!!

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80. So I am entering what may be my final decade. I intend to speed up the bucket list because if I don't get it done this decade, chances are that mountain view will remain a "wish I had done that".

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Attitude matters... A positive attitude can lengthen your life.

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90 seems like a good comporomise between the wonder of discovery and the boredom with life's  adventures. I only hope that GOD provides me with all my conscious faculties when I go, because it's tragic when you can't use your senses or if you lose your functional mobility before you die.

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I want to live until my ear lobes are as big as Kirk Douglas's.

 

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I've found that we live with the expectations we "grow" within through life experiences.    I plan to live to be 100.. so I seek information that will provide all the possibilities to get there "upright" , healthy and bold.!!  that means read about those that have accomplished that age and still growing.. get in sync with reality of growing older and be willing to work harder instead of putting life on cruise control.. "cuz we can!"..

I recently obtained my certification as a fitness trainer for Seniors.  I am 75 and have become so frustrated with older women who fight to convince me that "they are doing everything right!"... they are no longer curious, and avoid change.  I see so many who have become reliant on the attitude of their "grown children".. who have no clue what it means to live life through our eyes.  I see so many that only feel worthwhile when being the sitter for grand children. Yet little do they know that once all retreat to their own personal lives..... You are left with that face in the mirror..so you continue to be the "helper" to feel connected.. and be willing to live "disconnected" during the other hours of your life.. "it's never to late to learn how to do life better!'' ..You can chart a new course.. you can clean up your clutter, hit the reset on your health..Stop living your misery.. "life begins at the end of your comfort zone!!..make a decision to step into the new year.."off with the old" on with the new!! 

 

 

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I'm not so much concerned with how long I live as I am with how well I am able to live while I am alive.                          

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This is the most inspiring post I have seen! These are my sentiments expressed so well! Thank you ❤️

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105

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Until the GOOD TIMES stop rolling ........

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As long as I feel good, I want to live on and on....  THAT was an AMAZING video, and so important for everyone to understand......  Thank You!

 

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Personally, I want to live as long as I have most of my health! once I'm unable to walk, see, or my mind starts going, I don't want to be around for all that much longer, but lets hope thats close to 100! Smiley LOL

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I have Parkinson's and I am 70, as long as disease is under control I would love to live to 100. If my disease gets bad 80.

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I would like to live to age 100 and beyond as long as I am healthy. My father lived to age 99 with good heatlh so I am encouraged that it is possible for me.

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Hi All,

 

     I had a paternal great uncle who lived to be 106.  So long as my health is good and I can be active and productive, I'd like to try to beat that record.  Currently I'm a professional faculty member at a health sciences university, teaching religion classes (I retired in 2000 after 36 years of pastoring, then "retreaded" 3  1/2 years later).  This experience (for the past almost 16 years) has been one of the major joys of my life.

 

     Find something to do that you enjoy, then do it!  

 

     Blessings!

 

     Mike

 

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I'm 83 and I don't want to go before my cat.  If I go first then my cat won't have anyone to take care of her. 

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It is not a number when I want to die or how long I want to live.  My son passed from a blockage to the brain stem when he was 40.  It was sad for a mother to lose a child but this was my only child. His age was too young but he lived life to the fullest.  I want to do like my son and touch others as he did. I also hope to go fast as he did.  My husband lost his first wife after many years and I do not want him to have to take care of me.  He has been there and did that.  We have no choice how old we will be only God knows

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I want to live as long as I can live healthy and not be a burden to my family.  I want to learn from others & teach others what I’ve learned.  

The number of years doesn’t matter.

Mary

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 As long as I'm still working out I don't care or if our Lord comes I'm so ready at any age. I just want to be healthy and comfortable at whatever age I live to

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I plan...on my 100th birthday party, my senior citizen children will be at my party.  I will stand up on my own two feet, and I will blow out the candles on my wonderful cheesecake with fresh strawberries on top!

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As long as can be relevant and have decent mind and body; I have family who,lived over 100 years...

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As long as I am needed and have decent health...I’m 70; have family who have lived beyond 100...

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I want to make a difference, no matter how small. Maybe it's loving and raising kids and grandkids, or loving more deeply, or helping others. I don't choose when I go. But I can choose to be HEALTHY when I go.
I take supplements, eat well, avoid toxic things as much as I can (nearly impossible) , and I try to give all my cares to God and count on His grace.
It's all in His hands. I'm going to live to the fullest.
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I want to live to 2525 & Beyond. I'll be 569 yrs. old. & Still great Looking.

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I'll only be 585 in 2525.

 

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And I'll be 569 yrs. Old!

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