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what is your longevity goal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 11, 2010 at 12:52 AM

Just wondering, how old do you want to live? This is actually how I became interested in nutrition. I wanted to be healthy into old age. I think paleo helps people become much more health conscious anyway, not just nutritionally. So, anyone else want to be around here a long time?

154bf5c84f7bd9f52b361b45d05dbc3a

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on December 12, 2010
at 01:09 PM

Same here. Not years of living, but living in the years.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:56 AM

Exactly! I want to be the fun grandma doing 5Ks with my grandkids!

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:29 AM

Similar story for me and similar opinion. Thumbs up

Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

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on December 11, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Hey. Some of us are looking forwards to the zombie apocalypse, you knw.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:08 PM

I thought maybe being viral was something new the kids were into...

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on December 11, 2010
at 05:32 AM

Paleolithic -> Neolithic -> Photolithography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photolithography)

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on December 11, 2010
at 05:31 AM

Paleolithic -> Neolithic -> [photolithography][1] [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photolithography

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:08 AM

Viral or virile? ;)

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D13278772f6612432bf53413fad4e7af

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on December 11, 2010
at 07:52 PM

My goal's 120, too, hopefully -- thanks to the shakeup coming from bioengineering -- with fewer frail years. My dad lived to 92 and wasn't really out of it until he was 90. I'm 60 now, but people guess I'm 45-50.

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:23 PM

Death terrifies me. I'd like to say that I want to die getting mauled by polar bears while having sex on an ice floe but, in truth, I'm just an ordinary human. Want to live forever, etc.

Back when I was in my twenties, my girlfriend and I used to joke about how we'd get old and fat together and look like our parents. But it wasn't really a joke. It seemed certain that that's what happened to people. Later, we broke up and I got fat by myself.

A friend of my dad had a TV show in the fifties. Very popular. This friend thought it was funny to give me cigars and expensive champagne when I was like eight years old and we visited him in New York City. He was such a vital, eccentric guy. I remember he gave me an Errol Garner record. Now he's outlived most of his friends and he spends his days alone, sitting on park benches.

I had a point when I started out with this. Now, I'm no longer sure what that point is. Something about not wanting to die fat OR alone OR ever.

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:29 AM

Similar story for me and similar opinion. Thumbs up

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:42 AM

I have no set goal, but I want to be as healthy and active as possible the whole time. I don't want to be a weakened couch potato in my final years.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:56 AM

Exactly! I want to be the fun grandma doing 5Ks with my grandkids!

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:42 PM

I want to be just like my Mom who at 89+ has a lot of vigor. She grew up on a dairy farm in the 20's in Minnesota. During the depression the local creamery only paid pennies for cream. Her mom,instead of selling the cream cooked everything in it. They had meat that was canned from their own livestock, and canned berries picked in the summer. My grandmother even canned fish. My uncles hunted. "Oh no, not pheasant cooked in cream Again!" Further my mom went to business school and typed 98 words a minute on a standard typewriter--decades later she is a cyberchick with friends all over and all ages. She still drives and runs her own home. She took a grandchild to raise when she was 61. It made her stronger. I want to be just like that, but I don't have to work so hard. Luckily we didn't have a lot of money when I was a child, so we ate well too. It helps to choose the right ancestors. Some of mine were hardy, some not so much. I'm feeling the best I have in my life since going paleo. I'm 68 as you no doubt are tiring of hearing.

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on October 13, 2011
at 06:28 PM

As long as I am capable of caring for myself and/or being "with it". I think we'd all like to believe there's a perfect diet out there to prevent disease, mental decline, etc. but some of this is out of our control. I'd rather burn out than fade away, but would hate to discover I burnt myself out before my time. If that makes any sense ;)

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Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

on December 12, 2010
at 02:12 AM

I don't really care about living long if I can't live well. Quality is as important as quantity here.

154bf5c84f7bd9f52b361b45d05dbc3a

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on December 12, 2010
at 01:09 PM

Same here. Not years of living, but living in the years.

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5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:26 AM

Until I can get "uploaded" or my brain stops working.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on December 11, 2010
at 05:31 AM

Paleolithic -> Neolithic -> [photolithography][1] [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photolithography

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on December 11, 2010
at 05:32 AM

Paleolithic -> Neolithic -> Photolithography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photolithography)

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:05 AM

I think this day and age is the most interesting one in the course of human history for the general population. Technology and knowledge are changing so fast, and I want to see it all (well, at least until the zombie apocalypse or the alien invasion :) ).

100 years ago, it was a real effort to get across the country. Today, you can cross it in 6 hours. 100 years ago, we could only dream about what was on the Moon. 40 years ago, we went there. 100 years ago, you wanted to learn something, you had to go to the library. Today you search Google from the comfort of your living room...

I want to live as long as I can, as long as it is in a good state of health. I'm not really keen on being stuck in some nursing home for 100 years.

Ce0b5fd94b1034e96cf710b6f138c29d

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on December 11, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Hey. Some of us are looking forwards to the zombie apocalypse, you knw.

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D738a5b2a67f3c36518a2ac9f32d27af

on December 11, 2010
at 03:33 AM

One hundred and twenty (120). I have ADD and I need all that time to get caught up. That also means I'm not middle-aged yet. All joking aside, I see so many folks my age (43) who already think and act old. And yeah, they're old. And sick. Dunno if there's a been a scientific study on that, but a positive attitude toward aging seems like a key factor. I'm hopeful--I have good genetics on both sides, lots of longevity and that's even for folks on the SAD.

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:04 AM

Good question. I want to live well in to my 100's. I want to be healthy and viral right up until the end. And when I do die I want it to be quick. Either by getting run over by a semi truck while sprinting on my road bike to the city limits. Or, getting sick for a few days then finally keeling over. That's how our ancient ancestors did it. Short and sweet. No long drawn-out affair.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:08 AM

Viral or virile? ;)

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:08 PM

I thought maybe being viral was something new the kids were into...

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on October 13, 2011
at 07:09 PM

I am settling for 90 right now. Maybe more as I go on but I am only 22 so maybe that will change as I get older.

Honestly, I just want to look great for my age at all ages and be able to be active with my children and their grand children, as well as continue to do things in life that interest and intice me, and me able to inspire others to do the same.

The looks bit comes out of vanity but benzyl peroxide destroyed my skin at a young age I have been working hard to get it back to a normal state (thank you, Paleo). I've been successful thus far.

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on October 13, 2011
at 07:04 PM

I don't have an age I want to live too - I just want to be fit until I keel over. Nearly 60 now and most people reckon I'm 10 years less but why want to be 90 or so and all my friends gone!!??

I had 5 sisters, two died too young of cancer, the remaining three seem fit but won't accept my way of eating as being anything but faddy! Then they ask - why am I slim? - Why have I no wrinkles? - Why am I on no medication? And listen carefully to what I tell them - then reach for another slice of bread.

I do not want to outlive the friends I have - just to be fitter!!!

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on October 13, 2011
at 09:55 AM

I want to live long enough to see my grand children. You know how old folks say they don't understand us young folks, every generation has that divide I think, I want to get to that point just so I can experience the close mindedness of my self-perceived open mind and how resistant it is to change. I want to experience that frustration. You know how you complain your parents don't get you? I want to get to the point where I don't get my kids and think they are retarded. I want to experience that difference in thinking. You know how your parents look at you sometimes and you know they are judging you with their wisdom but they don't say a word. That restraint they have that makes you feel like a idiot. I want to live long enough to be able to do that. You know how we eat this fancy diet and your parents eat whatever they want and you tell them about it and they look at you like a freak. I want to look at my kids the same way.

Why?

Because it means I found a way to thrive that worked for me. And if I think my kids are retarded it means they are finding they're own way to. I want to experience seeing my children and their children finding that freedom.

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