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Old 03-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #21
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Just curious why this is a "public poll"?
Good point. I have changed it so it is not public anymore.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #22
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I answered no as its too early to tell.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #23
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None of my grandparents made it out of their 70s. My parents are both in pretty good health. Dad is 91 and Mom 90. However, both had siblings who never made it past 60.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:48 AM   #24
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My parents outlived their parents.
If I average in all the suicides and drank/smoked/drugged themselves to death... maybe 75.
Don't see the point of anything past ~70.
Perhaps you will feel differently when you're ~68.
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No, based on my own family longevity numbers.
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In your own personal experience with respect to longevity / life expectancy, have you seen an increase in longevity as compared to your ancestors?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #26
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My parents outlived their parents.
If I average in all the suicides and drank/smoked/drugged themselves to death... maybe 75.
Don't see the point of anything past ~70.
I'm 73 and enjoying life more than I ever have.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #27
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Maybe the mother's age has something to do with a child's longevity. I've read studies that say that younger mothers have healthier eggs resulting in longer lives for their first born children.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...iving-100.html
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I'm 73 and enjoying life more than I ever have.
You probably don't wake up wondering what's going to hurt.
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You probably don't wake up wondering what's going to hurt.
You might consider taking a shot at what the rest of us "chronologically experienced" folks do - concentrate on enjoying what doesn't hurt.
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I voted No because it is a mixed bag in my family.

Father (died at 84) outived his parents and grandparents, but his 2 siblings did not.

Mother (died at 62) outlived her father but not her mother or grandparents. 2 of her sisters outlived their parents and all but one of their grandparents. (The other sister is still living and doing well in her 70's)
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Too early to say, both parents still alive.
In my view, given advances coming in medicine and technology, if someone is alive and an reasonable shape in 15 years, they have a good chance of living to 120 (or longer). Advances in rejuvenation will mean those extra years will be lived in better shape then when you were 40.
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