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Old 07-19-2012, 06:32 PM
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snip....I don't want to be senile and unable to do anything for myself.
I always joke with my kids "I changed YOUR diapers.......it's only fair for you to change MINE" But seriously, I hope it doesn't come to that, of course I'd rather 'live long and prosper'
If I have to choose, like most people, I'd rather my body break down and let me keep my memories and wits.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:37 PM
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Definitely there's the quality of life, aunt with Parkinsons is in 70s and can't dress herself at this point...then my Dad is 90 and can run circles around us all...okay if I'm condemned to living to old age...I'll go out at 75 when a Friskies truck collides with me and hubby's Harley...yeahhhey!!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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I'd be happy with immortality if I was in good shape. But, I will almost certainly 'euthanize' myself if I'm at the point of going into a home and not coming out.

I do see a correlation between pet owners and longevity, at least as far as arthritis and stuff is concerned. The people still out there exercising their dogs or even doing farm work seem to do well.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:39 PM
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If I could be retired for most of it and do whatever I want.... heck yes I want to live forever.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:41 PM
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My grandfather was driving up till this past xmas - when he arrived home one night at 2 AM in a shocked state claiming he "forgot how to drive" - his immediate family decided it was time for him to stop getting behind the wheel.
The next monday a caretaker was hired to care for him and he has been in a not so great state since then.
Something like that terrifies me!
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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Immortality? Id make a badass vampire...
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:56 PM
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Immortality? Id make a badass vampire...
With your badass vampire corgis?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:08 PM
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Hell yes.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:13 PM
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Yes and no. I'd love to live a long time, but it wouldn't be fun if everyone I care about wasn't there with me.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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I think it depends on how old you are now as well. In your teens, twenties unless you have major health issues you think of death more in the abstract...the news and of course vampires, you can kind of fool around with it...what word am i looking for? More fearless maybe? Then your thirties maybe first lines around your eyes, stretch marks eieeeee. But fifty it's like BOMMMMMP you get kicked in the butt realizing your own mortality...in twenty, maybe forty years you ain't gonna be in this world...whoaaa.

But with that in mind some stuff becomes less important-you can speak your mind easier-Bea Arthur is my patron saint, I'm going to be doing voluteer work for hospice, that's making a difference and putting life in perspective together.
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