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Old 05-22-2019, 08:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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glad you are doing well for an old guy!!! lmao
It was a play on the term "middle aged." People in the first world are inventing terms and concepts to make themselves feel like they are going to live forever. It’s true that life expectancy has increased in developed countries, but we are still fooling ourselves regarding how long we are going to live. The term middle aged refers to people who are 45-65. That’s not middle aged. Few people will reach 90, and no one has ever reached 130. “Middle aged” is just a euphemism for “over the hill.” 45-65 was old in ancient times, and it’s still old for most of the rest of the world. Also consider the term “teenager.” It’s just an invention to keep young adults as kids. In the old days, and in many parts of the world, you are a man at 14-15. You may have responsibilities to provide for your family because your "middle aged" father has already died. At age 18-19, you might already be a chieftain. That's the path my father walked, just a generation ago, and thousands of miles away.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The average lifespan in the USA is 78 years old. In Spain it's 85. I'm moving to Spain when I turn 77.
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The average lifespan in the USA is 78 years old. In Spain it's 85. I'm moving to Spain when I turn 77.
That's sounds like a good plan!
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:15 AM   #34 (permalink)
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My Dad, Mom and thier parents and sibs all lived till at least 86. So thats prolly my limit.

25 more years to go!
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Looking back I'm surprised I lived this long.
Insurance company took a 4million bet I'll hit the 80's lol.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:22 PM   #36 (permalink)
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In the good old US of A if your married you will reach 90. If not married, you're just out of luck.
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My Dad, Mom and thier parents and sibs all lived till at least 86. So thats prolly my limit.

25 more years to go!
Well, lucky you. Lucky you.

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Looking back I'm surprised I lived this long.
Insurance company took a 4million bet I'll hit the 80's lol.
They lose on some bets, they win on others. Overall, they are expected to be on the winning side. You and I? We are always on the losing side because you have to be dead to collect...

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In the good old US of A if your married you will reach 90. If not married, you're just out of luck.
Interesting... I'd be interested in the underlying souces if you have that handy. I could see how being married could be associated making it to an older age. Some of it is probably more correlation than causation: more stable people are more like to to be married and live longer. Some of it maybe more causation: married people have more resources and have access to better healthcare. They have each other to give each other to do lists, which keep them busy and in shape. You'd think that would work in favor of men, but I guess it's actually the opposite...
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Are you sure married people live longer? Or does it just feel that way?


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I don't think I'd still be around if it wasn't for my wife. just sayin......
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I even think that my wife would find that funny!!
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