World Health Organization Redefines Old

White Dove
on 12/30/17 7:41 pm

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

H.A.L.A B.
on 12/30/17 9:00 pm

As long as they don't expect us to wor****il 80, I can live with that. I am over 50 , but feel much younger. Not having children and having goofy partner probably helps.

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White Dove
on 12/30/17 10:42 pm

You are right about them probably expecting people to wor****il 80 or older. Retirement age was supposedly set at 65 years old because the average worker in the 1800's never reached that age. Those who did generally died a year or so after.

The idea was to give workers a year off before they died.

Now people retire with another 35 or 40 years to live.

I can see this being used as a basis for delaying social security until 80.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

T Hagalicious Rebel

on 12/31/17 12:19 pm - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with

I hope they don't use this as an excuse to delay social security or medicare/medicaid.

These stats look like something for people who have had good nutrition most of their life & access to quality health care & little stress.

I'd rather think of retirement as the start of my 2nd life. It's nice to think mentally I'll still be young but my body might have other ideas by that point.

No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel

White Dove
on 12/31/17 12:37 pm

I am sure this information will be used to delay retirement benefits. Not for us, but for generations to come. A ten year old child today has about a 30% chance of living to 100. Hopefully they will be strong and independent at 65 and not preparing for retirement.

Our bodies begin aging at about 30, but with advances in medicine, quality of life and nutrition, that process should be slowed even more than it is today. Many major diseases will eventually be wiped out and our bodies will be healthier and stronger.

I was looking at Jane Fonda at 80

She does not look like she is ready to lie down and give up. I want to get stronger and healthier every year.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

T Hagalicious Rebel

on 12/31/17 12:47 pm - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with

She looks great! She also has a ****load of money & spent a lot of her time in her youth working out & being on top of her health/looks which is so much easier when you have money, not so much when living check to check. Or in some cases, no check.

No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel

Gwen M.
on 12/31/17 2:12 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Correct - being old and healthy tends to require a certain amount of privilege. :/

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CerealKiller Kat71
on 12/31/17 2:38 pm
RNY on 12/31/13

Not to mention, Jane Fonda has had several 100 thousand dollars worth of plastic surgery...

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on 12/30/17 10:09 pm, edited 12/30/17 2:10 pm
VSG on 11/29/16

I still stick with the age scheme I came up with in high school:

0-13 babies

14-21 mutants

22-29 kids

30-50 old

51-70 decrepit

71-90 nearly or mostly dead

91+ liches

"Friends are like flowers; no matter how well you pick them, they all eventually die."

White Dove
on 12/30/17 10:53 pm

When I was 20 I wanted a doctor to be over 40 because they would be too old to be interested in sex.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends