When do you want to die?

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    With the rate of increase of the average life expectancy decreasing (in developed nations) due to obesity, age-related deaths, cancer, pollution, etc (ie: life expectancy is still increasing, but not as quickly as before), is that such a big deal? Who wants to live until they're 98? 104?


    I think I'd be happy to die at 85, but 80 wouldn't be so bad. Even 75 isn't a bad age, although living until I'm 80 or 85 would be ideal. That would be quite a good life. Beyond 85, I'd be too old and tired to do most of the things that make life worth living.

    I know some of you think, "Oh, my grandfather hiked through Ireland when he was 87 years old. There's still a lot to do!!", but I'm trying to be realistic. Most of the time, I'd be sitting around waiting for my grandkids to call......and they never will. :p Going for a hike would be a monumental achievement, and people would be so thrilled to see me do something. How sad. "Don't patronize me. I used to wipe your ass and bathe you, biatch!"
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That would depend on my physical and mental condition at any such age. Maybe 80 or 100 ...we'll have to see.

    Personally, I think it's a strange question because obviously we won't know until we've reached that point (or maybe we never will).
     
  3. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    No, we won't know. Maybe I'd live until I'm 91. I may die tomorrow. I don't know. I just hope that I don't live past that, and yet live long enough to do as much as I can do. If I'm lucky, I'll live until I'm 85, and then die painlessly in my sleep. :)
     
  4. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Some days I want to live to 100, other days I want to die that day.
     
  5. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    If I live past 60ish then I wanna live until I am 88 so I can witness the Tri-centennial if we have one.
     
  6. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I'm just lucky to be here. I'm enjoying life; not calculating it.
     

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