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The Carbon Comrade

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#1 11 years ago

Well, something slightly different to my usual post, and I'd like to cover two topics with it. The first, being at what age the average person should / would live to in our generation, especially considering the medicine and technology that we've got these days, and the second, being what age would you (as an individual) like to live too. The first sub-subject; I was born in 1987, so for the purpose of the question, lets say its based around those who were born in the 80's. I'm 22 now, so this question (at this present day) should cover those who range from 19 - 29 - I think I've got that right. had to actually work that out (bad I know). But yeah, with the medicine and technology that we have to this day, and with the general life expectancy on the rise, what is the average age at which people born in the 80's would die? For the purpose of that question, I'd like to rule out any illnesses or disease. Lets stick with the 'dying of old age' side of this, shall we? And the second sub-subject, would be the age at which you wish to die, or rather, the age at which you'd see yourself as having done everything worth living for perhaps? People I've spoken to over the years all have different thoughts on the matter (as you'd expect). Some people want to live as long as possible, and well into their 80's or 90's (or older), yet others, don't want to 'get old' and seem to be quite contempt with dying before they reach the status of being 'old'. I therefore ask your thoughts on both subjects, and am curious as to your answers.


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#2 11 years ago

no death from illness or disease? i would suspect a good 80 or 90 years. me personally would probably live around 70, less if i keep going down the lifestyle i have now. but i personally would like to live for all of eternity, but if thats too ridiculous then a good 100 would do. and no illness or disease could also mean im less likely to be in a wheel chair those last decades.