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

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I'm afraid once the Republicans kill/cripple Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security much of the optimism on this thread will begin to turn.  Of course they will delay this for several years (see their healthcare "reform" bill that was defeated by a single vote) so their voters will "forget" that the Republicans are the responsible ones.  And they will get rid of all of them/cripple them, or try like hell to get rid of them - see Ryan's proposed budget.  What better way to have a loyal workforce than to force your workers to work or lose health benefits as they're aging and need health benefits?  My father and step mother have benefited enormously from the current system, at my, my wife's and my daughter's (continued) expense, but are full throated supporters of this attempt. Hippocrites indeed. 

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

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Sorry you feel that way.  I'm 87 and my wife 82 and have been married 63 years.  Two years ago we did the Disney Halft Marathon.  Last week we did a 5K for the opening of a new Bridge here in FL.

We walk 3 miles a day enjoy our family and especially our Grandsons.  We saved for retirement and do not have any serious financial problems.  Why would we want to die.  Age is all relative.  If your fortunate enough to be in fairly good health why would you put a time limit on your life.  Keep moving and enjoy every day as much as you can.  

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

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I am there with you!  Born in 1945 and I have always wanted to live to 2050.  My reasons are much like yours. Let's do this!

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I have often heard you live to be as old as your mindset.  In the 50's I wanted to be a Rocket Scientist and have been fascinated by technology ever since.  I set my longevity to 107 or the year 2050.  I wanted to see if we would make settlements on the moon, how automobiles would evolve (driverless as they predicted in 1960), and how our living could be made better by technology.  Some things have been great, others no so great.  Lets see what the next 33 years will bring.

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

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I would love to live into my 100's so I can see my children and grandchildren enjoy their lives but would want to have my mental faculties in place.

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i will be content with every day god allows me to awaken to see another day.thats good enough for me.

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

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86 should be about right for me unless having severe life problems!!!

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

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Because of a bad infection, I lost my hearing and some memories and my car in an accident prior. I am almost 82. I asked God to restore what I lost or take me home. It's up to Him now. I know i don't want to live a lot longer like it is now but as long as I have my mind and don't develop anything more serious, I am happy to stay here. I have a wonderful granddaughter and she is planning to marry sometime soon.  I want to be around to share her joy. 

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

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dm24273230 wrote:

     At 75 with the pains of arthritis and bad kidneys from diabetes, each day I wake to say: "I love life!" I hope to live beyond 100, to see the virus - humans, land and live on Mars; possibly to spread beyond. As an atheist, I have no fear of death, only the loss of consious life, the end of my creative life as I practiced medicine, still write words, music and love the world. Why would everyone want to leave knowing a child, or a wet flower in the morning dew?

     I stopped eating meat so my kidneys are stable, and my joints aren't that bad. I can survive aches and pains; however, though my senses are less and I can't smell the morning grass, the tree leaves or my morning coffee anymore, but I luckily glance a visiting humminging bird occasionally. Life is still everywhere is see and enjoy.


I don't know what to make of this. You talk about your aches & pains and yet say, "....I have no fear of death, only the loss of consious life....". To me, being conscious during death is the scariest part. I have no fear of "non-existence", but, existing/conscious during the process of dying seems brutal to me. Don't your aches & pains make you want to avoid them? Imagine how it would be to experience the slow process of rigor-mortise setting in. That would definitely be a horrible way to die. It's a good thing that that happens AFTER death/loss-of-consciousness. Life includes the good and bad. Consciousness doesn't choose between the two; it's aware of both.

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     At 75 with the pains of arthritis and bad kidneys from diabetes, each day I wake to say: "I love life!" I hope to live beyond 100, to see the virus - humans, land and live on Mars; possibly to spread beyond. As an atheist, I have no fear of death, only the loss of consious life, the end of my creative life as I practiced medicine, still write words, music and love the world. Why would everyone want to leave knowing a child, or a wet flower in the morning dew?

     I stopped eating meat so my kidneys are stable, and my joints aren't that bad. I can survive aches and pains; however, though my senses are less and I can't smell the morning grass, the tree leaves or my morning coffee anymore, but I luckily glance a visiting humminging bird occasionally. Life is still everywhere is see and enjoy.

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