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Would you want to live to be 112 years old?

by VerityG (follow)
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Would you want to live to be 112 years old?

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I don't think it's about age necessarily, it's about health and wellbeing. I would prefer to go before I reach the stage when I can no longer look after myself.
by Vee
No way!

The body challenges would be quite awful, I'm sure.
I don't mind if I go say in 19years.

At 80
My dad has just turned 80 and he is not ready to die at all! And I'm not ready to lose him yet either.... you might feel differently in 18 years time :)
No I won't....I have a huge fear they will put me in some Nursing Home!
by jonaja
I think Vee has the right idea. As long as I have my wits and my health, I'm happy to stick around.
My 112th birthday is a few years off, so it's hard to guess what the world will be like then or more pertinently what the medical skills will be like then. Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last century thanks to advances in medical science, so 112 might seem like a normal age to be when I am approaching it.
Having said that, I think it would depend enormously not on health so much but on whether I still had lots of friends and family living. I know some old folks who have ended up the last of their generation to be alive and have been quite ready to die.
The experience that comes with age is a wealth but even it is worthless if you don't have your health and your mental acuity. So yes I would like to be 112 but only if I had these things.
Sure, as long as I have all my faculties and some quality of life, why not? Why limit myself.
I definitely would not.

I cannot say now however I am sure I would not want to be even 100 -at this stage, way below that age, I do not think I would make it anyway, but if I did I would surely be in bad shape and not want to be around.
by Finy
Oh yes - but only if I was still 'with it'. Would not like to be alive only to be a drooling mess in a bed. I would jump at the chance of immortality, if I could get it! Where is a vampire when you need one! :)
Very doubtful.
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