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Want to live to age 120? Most Americans say no

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Published: August 07, 2013
  • Author: Howard LeWine, M.D.,

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M. Beg
August 25, 2013

Does one wish to live longer?
I believe the marked practical hardheaded intelligence to accept standards of social or professional behavior have a solution.
Remembers I said “A SOLUTION”, the complexity of fitting in with the world “yes I mean the WORLD” and yes it’s a tall order, but, look at the statement with this in mind. A tall order.
So you live a long or longer life and you have all your faculties intact and you utilize the most treasured of all gifts your brain in an unselfish way of benevolence.
Just think!
Being in this state, of having to face difficulty is always and foremost an approach which uses the minds ability to calculate continuously on a solution, and this gives no rise to a cliché or pleonastic situations but a positive attitude of purpose to use that most gracious given endowment your brain for peace and tranquility of yourself and others without a dogmatic posture arising to capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war.
The more active the mind the more energy used, establishes a need to remain healthy.
The mind can bring about ways to keep you healthy, active and give you raise to a compensation for a wrong, since wrongs are committed throughout life.
Imagine what a wonderful way to live, knowing how to implement your ability to help those who are less fortunate in an altruistic manner.
Remember I did say “A solution” and I did say “A tall order”; do not try to negate this with “wishful thinking”.
With all that going on who would wish to end the life early?

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August 24, 2013

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Walter Robinson
August 21, 2013

People these days are living much longer and because of this most people develop diseases and conditions that will require medical attention or long term care in the future. It wouldn’t be that bad if you lived a healthy lifestyle in the past but there’s no denying that at some point in your life you will still need even a little help from family members or caregivers in carrying out your daily living activities. I appreciate the tips and strategies you’ve provided that can help people minimize their problems as they age. But I would just like to add that it also helps to prepare by researching and reading information on long term care. Through this, you’ll have an idea on what you’re about to face in the future and you can prepare for this as early as possible.

Logishealth
August 21, 2013

living at the age of 120 for our generation will be little bit difficult as this generation are suffering from new diseases and pollution…

Kurtis Kintzel
August 16, 2013

Living to 120 would be awesome – unless the body turns into a prune, organs malfunction and the five senses fail to perceive.

I coach baseball and run a baseball portal for everything baseball and would love to hang around the game till I’m 120, especially if I were playing or coaching!

Advanced Acne Institute
August 13, 2013

Increased life expectancy just reminds people that it’s important to develop your retirement fund at an early age. You’ll need more money to support a happy lifestyle during those added years.

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August 09, 2013

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Jack Prince
August 08, 2013

I am with you, sister!

Greg
August 08, 2013

Though it wasn’t looked at in this study, I suspect the reason most people would not want to live to 120 is because they assume that those last years would be painful and depressing, spent immobile in nursing homes without their mental and physical faculties.

If you had asked, instead, “assuming you would have the vigor of a healthy 50 year old until the day you die, would you want to live to 120?” I suspect more people would have said yes.

As for me, if you offered me 500 years of health, I would jump at it in a microsecond. There are just too many wonderful things to see and do, people to meet, places to live, skills to learn, music to play, discoveries to make… Even if you spent just 2 1/2 years living in each separate country, you wouldn’t get to all of them in 500 years.

Google “Ray Kurzweil singularity.” We may be closer to this future than you think.

Brigitte Prince
August 07, 2013

I sure as hell will give it my best shot..

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