I hope I live to 100...

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  1. renault12ts

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    ...so long as I am the exception to the rule.

    Is there too much effort being put into preventing and curing disease etc...and thus the law of unintended consequences comes into play. ie...the increasing world population which is a growing problem for us...but mostly our children.

    I ask because of yesterday's news where they want to cut down trees and other sillinesses to reduce pollution...and keep us all alive. What do they want us to die of?

    Discuss.
     
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    Cut down trees to reduce pollution? I haven't heard that one before. I saw something yesterday about trees being cut down in some places to create the right environment for particular birds.

    Anyway, I also want to live to be 100. I'm a very old dad and I want to be able to escort my daughter to her wedding. She's only 18 months so I'm hoping to have a long wait.
     
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    If I live to 100 it'll be a medical miracle! By then, they're likely to be holding me together with duck tape. :D
     
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    It would be lovely to do that for your daughter...but, does your neighbour have a diesel ? If so, your farked.
     
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    I have a chat every two weeks with a man who looks 70 and has the mind as sharp as a 20 year old but he was born in 1918,he is a great guy to talk to he is never searching for words,he says he would like to be the oldest man in the country if he can,he puts his long life down to never having had a operation or anything serious going wrong with him,his last job was driving kids to school but he was sacked,because the council told the coach operator that he was too old at 84 to take kids to school,I would like to be like him old but sharp,what are the chances well not high,already getting forgetfull.
     
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    It's alright living to 100 if you are healthy.

    But most people over 65 have health issues, so do you really want to live another 35 years in poor health?
     
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    Im a old dad to (45) my son is 18 months and our next is due late march a boy. So for that reason i want to be around as long as possible.. im sure in 10 years time they will get why is your grandad always out with you. :eek:
     
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    45 is young, not old. My son is 45, so quite a gap to my 18 month old daughter. Regarding the "granddad" comments, I've noticed that younger adults rightly refer to me as her dad, whilst I've only been called her granddad by people who are even older than my 70 years. What they say and think doesn't matter though.
     
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    You have a son of 45 AND a daughter of 18 months ?
     
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    My mother recently celebrated her 90th birthday , regularly walks for several miles , has all her own teeth , and wears glasses only for reading small print. If I reach that age the only thing I will be is surprised.
     
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    Or Charlie Chaplin.
     
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    Avenues of trees in towns are likely to be cut down, if the foliage should meet as a canopy across the road ,apparently this would trap the killer exhaust gases from vehicles at ground level, instead of giving them a means of escape. Saplings are to be planted to replace them. You couldn't make it up.
     
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    Crikey !

    I thought I was doing well having a grown up daughter aged 30 , and a son now aged eight , having unexpectedly ( but not unwelcomely ) became a dad again at 50 .
     
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    Yes, but they have different mothers :)

    Rod's oldest and youngest are only 41 years apart, and Rod was a mere kid of 60 when his youngest son was born. I prefer the comparison with Robert DeNiro who was the same age as me when his youngest daughter was born. (We also both have four grandchildren.)
     
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    It's not about the years in our life, it's about the life in our years.
    Might sound a bit silly coming from a twenty-something lad but it's true and you know it is.

    Numbers are but numbers and don't deserve the attention and meaning we give them. And looking at the world and what the heck's going on in every part and aspect of it at present really wants me not to live up to 100. Everything's going downhill, so please enjoy your time now, seize every day and don't push the good times too far away. It's the one thing nearly everybody regret when on their deathbed.

    peace
     
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    Age is relative, I'm relatively old, I don't feel really any different from my mid 20's, just that it takes me a bit longer to get the joints going in the morning and I don't run half marathons now. I still however have zest for life to the full, eternity beckons, you just have to be sure where your destination is.
     
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    My Grandfather lived to 99. He, like my Gran lived healthy lives, kept reasonably fit, did not smoke and very rarely touched alcohol. She died from Stomach Cancer at 74.

    In his last few years his mind and overall health remained good. However his muscular/skeleton showed its wear and he struggled to get around, was in constant pain from his back. He was frank that he was waiting to die, and had signed a DNR.

    As said he looked after himself well, although Maleria from his time as a medical missionary (he was a Doctor) in Nigeria did I think affect him.

    Fascinating and kind man, touched lots of lives.

    I'm not sure I want to live to 100 and would suggest people be careful what they wish for...
     
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