I am willing to skip old age and go straight to death. Not that I want to be dead you understand!
Yes, I have to admit that old age can be not so nice. I have seen older people suffer with illness , disease, dementia, etc. My Mom used to say that the "Golden Years were not so golden". However, I must say also that both my Mom and my Dad have had very healthy older years , without many health issues.
And both seemed to stay "on the cutting edge" of life. Neither ever were "old foggies". Dad is still alive and very much atuned to life and current events.
I can only hope I do as well. 97.....a long ways off.....:-)
Lol. It said I would live to 101 yrs. I won't I am sure and actually I would not want to live to that age. My mom passed away at 101yrs. three years ago.
Those questions don't take much into account.
Amazing Diane. Your Mom lived a long time. A real accomplishment.
I also have to live to 97, as I am fat, exercise minimally, and have high blood pressure I find this hard to believe.I will remind my Doctor next time i see him that I,m extraordinarily healthy and just ignore what those weighing scales say!
Yes she did Kathy. I think one of the reasons is she never learned how to drive a car so most of her life she walked everywhere. That and she never smoked.
My Mom and Dad never smoked or drank. Both of them enjoyed activites such as gardening, weeding, planting flowers, mowing the lawn, walking the doggies, etc. And they traveled extensively after Dad retired. Both kept up with the news and current events (Dad still does). I think a positive attitude is a big help also. I hope I have the health to stay active. I do believe that your health is closely related to your lifestyle. :-)
Well, that is interesting on a number of levels.
Firtly, it is posted by a company I think thqat is trying to sell insurance of one sort or another.
Secondly, it assumes I drive with no option for not driving. I don't, except for motorcycles when I travel.
Here, however, is the big one. According to this, I will be dead before the end of November this year and I have no intention of doing that. However, if this obviusly hugely scientific test is to be believed, it has been great knowing you all. See you next time round!
Well, my dad died when he was 86. But Ma Taylor is still with us (in body but not mind) aged 86. Or is it 87? Maybe my mind is going the way of hers.
I don't want to live that long. Based on my parents, their lives ceased to be meaningful about the 75 mark, and they just existed after that.
What the quiz doesn't factor in is that their generation retired at 60/65, but mine (at least for the self employed) may never retire.
1. Took the test but don't believe the result as the questions don't relate to countries like India.
2. Would love to die with dignity. No nursing homes and spittle flying and dementia and the whole sad state of affairs. Fully support euthanasia. When its time, let go of life.
3. I feel that most of us don't fear death; just the thought of death. Could be because no one has ever come back and told us what its like on the other side. No VT tips or reviews to go by!
Death,the most dreaded of all evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist.
-Epicurus, letter to Menoeceus.
It gave me 84, but i think the test mostly applies to americans.
The questions about driving does not really apply to me for instance as i have never driven a car in my life and most likely never will.
It also assumes that you have the same lifestuyle all the time.
I regulate my lifestyle regulary whenever my old body starts to object to what i do and i take breaks from work several months a year to get the body back in to shape when i have wrecked it for a few weeks with too much work and stress and too little sleep.
I don't think a calculator can tell me much really as i live such an unorthodox lifestyle.
It's not a healthy lifestyle that is for sure as i have no routines whatsoever and i love to go party the night away and when i work i tend to do so 16 hours a day 7 days a week until i can afford the next trip.
But damn me am i having fun, so no need to feel sorry for me if i drop dead a little earlier than you guys.
Come on Claus, I give you 100 minumum if you don't throw that bike of yours under a truck!
Well, as always, a forum posting has created a very nice and interesting little discussion, for which I am delighted. Of course, I posted this a little in jest, knowing full well that the calculator could not tell you an exact time, especially since there are many variables which go into the consideration. The insurance companies must know >>>something however because they make their money figuring out how long the >>>average male / female will live. The comments about the unfortunate state of affairs for the elderly is the most interesting part of our discussion. I do find it so appalling how pathetic some elderly end up. I have spent the last two years traveling back and forth from my home to my Dad's home to care for him (2 hours each way) just so he does not have to go into an assisted living or nursing home. IF he goes downhill from here, that may not be an option, but in the meantime I am doing all I can to prevent it. Wonder who will be around to do the same for me???
So, folks, as one of my earlier posts about a month ago asks, "If not now, when?". Yes, I did buy that convertible and am living life. :-) I think we have to make the most of each day. We never know.........
I am enjoying every second of it, the question nobody agrees on is How long you will be dead ::)
Ah Kathy, stirring the pot again, I see. Get off the computer and hop in "Sunshine" and do as Mustang Sally did and ride. I love life and intend to live until I die. So, put the pedal to the metal and ride. Let the wind blow through your hair. Turn the CD player up and drive, girl, drive. Oh, and every now and then, a little bit of the bubbly doesn't hurt as long as you don't drive until you remember where you put your car keys. Safty first for all, "Always drive sober." This has been a public service message. ;-)
too funny Larry. Yes, indeed. Someone called it a "drop top" which I found funny. So probably will do just that tonight. Put that top down and go for a ride. Sober. :-) Put on some oldies but goodies and "ride".
I'm afraid it might say something like 37 and I would already be dead.... Just the way my week has been going.
Until the day after tomorrow.
I know one day I will not be able to say this, because I will be dead, but until then the odds are in my favor.