posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 12:23 AM
I assume nobody wants to die prematurely, me included. But how long do you want to live if premature death doesn't sadly shorten your life?
If the answer is "as long as possible", then I am not sure I am on the same page as you. Now why is that so?
As long as I am physically and mentally functioning in an independent manner, I am happy to be alive. As long as I am not suffering from chronic pain
or disability, I am happy to be alive. As long as my mind is relatively sharp, my memory retaining knowledge of who I am and have been, I am happy to
I was looking at an obituary page in my city's newspaper, and I noticed that a lot of the people who had passed away were in their 90's. Modern
medicine is wonderful. But how many of these people were fully functioning humans in the last several years leading up to their deaths. Muscles and
brain cells seem to have a shelf life that makes it unlikely that most of these people were fully functioning.
My recent lab results say I am very healthy for a person about to become a so-called senior in 2 months. This is good news for the quality of my life
over the next several years. But I don't want to live so long that I have to live in an assisted setting, with my independence and possibly my mind
gone, or at least significantly diminished.
So I want life, as long as I am healthy, mentally sharp, and lead an independent life. How about you?