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Would you want to live to be 100+ as long as you were still fully functional, alert, and able to get around?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 31, 2010
    • No. I really don’t want to live that long.




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      Yana Berlin wrote May 31, 2010
    • No, I would like to live while I’m not only functional, but happy to live. My grandpa is 95, he is very functional except for his eye sight, but he lives his life through us. Thank God for our big family and for everyone being there to call him even if it’s for few minutes a day, but  when I spoke to him the other day, and asked, “Grandpa, how are you really doing“, he shrug his shoulders and said, “I’m existing, grandma is gone, all my friends are either gone or not able to comprehend what’s going on, and my whole life is what ever you guys tell me“. He wasn’t sad about it, but my stomach had a knot for few days after that.  

      I want to live until my life is exciting and full, existing is over rated.




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      Lightbringer wrote May 31, 2010
    • Agree with Yana.  I would be happy if I had friends and family around. Also, want to be able to do things I love like crafts and reading and taking pictures.  My fun things may change as the years go by, but I still want to be busy creating and learning.




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      Maryann Rhodey wrote May 31, 2010
    • I agree with you all.  Living without friends and family wouldn’t cut it for me at all.  I thrive on people who I know and love.  Plus, I want to be able to be independent and still get around on my own and do the things I love doing.  So I hope that if I do live that long, that I’m still able to get around and not be a burden to anyone.  My dad lives alone now and although he is still able to drive, at 83, he is alone and very lonely.  I definitely don’t want to be in that situation.




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      Tuliplady wrote May 31, 2010
    • If I can still do the things I love to do at 100, that’d be fine.  If I’m just a burden and responsibility for my family, no.  Honestly, I’ve got to take a lot better care of myself if I’m going to make it to 80.

      I have a neighbor, he will be 94 next month.  He still lives in his own home, alone.  He still goes out for coffee every day. He gardens.  He lives to fish. I’ve always said if I can be old like Ole, then I wouldn’t mind.  

       I heard the other day that this year his younger brother (who hates to fish) has started having to go fishing with him.  I’m sure Ole doesn’t like being dependent on his brother any more than his brother likes fishing.




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      Marya1961 wrote May 31, 2010
    • Yes, as long as I had my senses (sight and hearing), some family, some friends and a small beach home by the ocean with a large garden!estatic




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      Karyn Olson wrote May 31, 2010
    • I agree with Yana 100%! heart




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      Carine Nadel wrote May 31, 2010
    • now see, I agree w/ Yana-but I feel even if you observe the happiness of your loved ones, you can enjoy your life knowing that they are doing well.
      I would love to see 100!




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      Tracy Lynn Brown wrote May 31, 2010
    • I agree with Yana, i knew two women who were, 104 and 108, and they were functional, but they outlived their spouses, friends, and some even thier children. and once they got their. They were past ready. very lonely. both choose to be a home. At least that way they were around some ppl.




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      Denise Richardson wrote May 31, 2010
    • If it be God’s will that I live that long of course I’d like to have great health and strength as well as a sound mind.happy




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      Wookiemom09 wrote May 31, 2010
    • Yana - very good point!!




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      Victorious wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • I have very old friends. One in particular is 93 this year. She still goes about doing  her own business, gardening house work, sewing, doing her hair and nails and runs about the house and yard. She is so full of life. The thing is she has young friends like me so when she gets to 100 she will still have friends to go out with and talk to.

      Just the other day I realize that I did not hear from her for a few days. When I spoke with her she informed me that she spent a few days on the North Coast with friends. This she does quite often. She survived 2 husbands. Her first was 25 years and 2nd 35 years. I was with her when the 2nd one died. She went on a world tour that year. Spent six weeks doing this. She has been traveling every year since. When she is going out she takes days planning what she will be wearing. She never forgets her makeup and does it quite well. I often ask her advise about the different colours to wear and business. She loves to talk about politics and is quite up to date with all the soaps on TV. Always giving dinner parties for every occasion. He family all lives outside of our country and travels to see her once per year. They Call her very often and she does the same. They do not fret about her because they know that she is fine with her friends. Need any help she calls us and we are there. She just renovated her kitchen and spend quite a sum doing it. The year before she got her self a swing for her porch and some large furnishing for her bed room. She feels that she should enjoy her life. She does not think about dying.

      I ask her many times what is the secret and she told me that she did not know what stress was when she was growing up and both husbands made certain that she was well taken care of. Even though her husbands worked she had her hand in all kind of investments and business.

      Many times I have asked her to bless me and tell me that I am going to grow old just like her and I know I will.estaticheartheart




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