What age do you think is a long life?
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@unknown that is a tough situation. May you find the peace that passes all understanding
I'm 44 and looking at my deathbed. The liver and heart have ganged up and I suspect the pancreas is in on it as well, if not the kidneys. The liver started the melee. And we are off to the races…
70ish. When it hurts to pee, it's time to go.
@TTM Good thing you lived past 30 or we would've never met, boo!
Not sure what the actual age would be, but I am so tired of hearing 55 year olds say they are middle aged, how many fucking 110 year olds do you see walking around?
Its never enough. You turn around, and suddenly you're the senior citizen. You know what you have on earth, you know what you like and the fun you have. I do believe in afterlife, but im really pretty happy here. Ill go 95, but a mentally sharp 95.
2 grandparents lived into their mid nineties. Active & all faculties intact. My great aunt is 99 & still going strong.I wouldn't mind living that long so long as I'm healthy,Oh wait….
Average life expectancy, I would edit.
Here's (this town I'm living) life expectance is about 81-84 years for males-females. The answer should be above that.
Quality of life versus quantity. My Great Aunt died at 102–still kicking and going every day–she just went in her sleep one night. My grandmother will be 99 in Sept and is bedridden, blind and half deaf. I would rather be dead. Her brothers and sisters are all in their 90's and get around fairly well . My dad's family usually times out in the late 80's–so I'm really only half way there based on family history–but I've still got to be "living" you know
80. I lost a cousin at 23 and a grandmother at 97. I think 80 is a very good run.
For me, it's not a number. I'm nearly as old as some of the ages CDANers have given as "a good long life." I'm not ready to quit. 🙂
For me, it's quality of life. As long as I have my mental faculties and at least some of my physical ones, I'm good.
If in Lilo years, I'd say 20. Which in dog years, is the same (140), or normal human years, 87.
Having worked the past 5 yrs with the elderly, I have embraced the fact that I have already lived a long life. Seeing someone doing chair aerobics to The Boot Scootin Boogie one day, then have hospice called in the next week was a real eye opener for me.
120. People are living to 115 now. I'm not even half finished! But, not afraid to Hunter Thompson outta here if it gets unpleasant. The lady who recently turned 115 still gets around.
That number is getting higher as I get older!
75+Lost my mom a few years back at the age of 56. Seemed way too young. I've had a few brushes with death and swore I wouldn't make it passed 18 but here I am at 34 🙂 Always happy for another day.
I'm surprised at how many other people would be perfectly happy kicking the bucket at 75. So much of my family has died much younger than that, it seems like a good age to make it to. 3/4 of a century, leaving to make room for the next generation… seems good to me.
There is a difference between a good life and a long life. A good life is living well with good health. A long life is living long with poor health. I would rather die with good health than be a burden on my family.
Anything over 75. If I live to 75, I may have a big birthday party, then sell out and run off to die alone.
Insert Oscar Wilde quote. Youth us wasted on the young. I wanted to be in the 27 club. Hitting 30 sucks.
35 with little kids
I'm going to have to go with QueenAnne. What's on TV next season?
Three of my grandparents lived into their 80s. Two of my great-grandparents live to 100+. I want to get my daughter raised, through college and settled down, and see if Dean and Castiel ever admit to that thing between them.
That right there is a very good point, Gayeld. But it would have been AWESOME!
@WareCat and TTM. It sounds like you're TOTALLY lucky you didn't hang out in your twenties or neither of you would have made it to your thirties. 😉
It sounds like we TOTALLY should have hung out in our twenties, WareCat!
My Poppy just celebrated his 90th.. the mayor sent him a certificate and everything 😀
I was quite seriously surprised to make 30. I high five myself every year since; it's allllll gravy
I always ask myself,"How the fuck did I live to see 30?"I dnt wanna grow up.
I don't come from families with much longevity.If I see 80, it'll be some kind of record. 77 is the current record, established by my mother. I'll take 80, unless it comes with 50 additional versions of reality networks.
I'd like to live to be 114, so I can see the next century.
Depends on my mood and what's on t v. Right now? Any day is fine.
Lady CaCa cancelled her show in Seattle and Vancouver. The Seattle venue seats. 17,000. Word is it wasn't even half full. So cancelled due to illness.
So done. I'm
95. Though any life with suffering will seem too long, no matter the actual age of death.
My Nana is 99.
My Poppop is 94.
My Mommom is 92.
Those are long lives. And I know when one of them goes; they're all gonna go. I'm a spoiled brat for having three out of four grandparents still kicking it. The old Italians never die. It's hella hard on my parents and aunts and uncles though. And my Poppop is in the old peeps home in town. I loathe going there. Gives you major sads.
My granny died at 92 and quite frankly that was too long a life.
I'll be happy with 70ish. (cheery)