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Watch your age in the upper right corner!
Kinda' fun to watch your age go up and down as you answer the questions.
Now this is interesting, give it a try....
How long will you live? 
This is a calculator that estimates your life expectancy.
It was developed by Northwestern Mutual Life. It's interesting that there are only 
13 questions.
Yet, they can predict how long you're likely to live.

Hmmm.... Since I'm 74, I guess I still have 31 years  left.  I wonder if I'll still be running at age 105???!!!
How many years do YOU have left?

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I'm 66 and the test showed 88.......I was doing good until it came to smoking, then the age dropped. Good thing I work out or it might have dropped to 78. I'm going to give up these damn cancer sticks yet......

I think it's wierd how they ask questions, but don't touch on any of things we've discussed here.  It didn't ask about diseases we have, so I wonder how accurate it is.  I do find it fun to do these things.  I'm 64 and according to Realage.com I'm really 73.  Where does that leave us?  My father only lived to 44 but that was years ago and my mother made 64.  They both smoked so that didn't help.  I made a lot of positive changes the last few years, but like MQM I'm seeing weight sneak back on.  I'm not walking as much as I did in the summer and never will while it's cold.  I am exercising in the living room.  If it doesn't do any other good, it makes my granddaughter laugh. 

I was sort of thinking afterwards, `what if I were to leave this planet when I reach 73' ?

I'm going to turn 67 during this year, which means I would only have 6 years of life left!

It sure doesn't leave me much time to fall in love for the first time in my life

and then have time to revel in it hey.

As they say on `Days of our Lives' - " like the sands of the hour-glass, these are the days of our lives"

I better hurry up and book all those holiday adventures I was hoping I could take with a

loving partner - quick smart, and go it alone. Geesh!

Note: Are we not the lucky ones if we haven't as yet been given a `time to go' by medical people,

and honestly, I hope I never do have to face that.

Try a Cruise during school time.  That way there r more folks old & a bit younger 2 meet & visit with!  They r great fun 2 :)

Steve, Just in case you didn't notice it, at the end of the calculator it DOES say, 

"The calculator may not provide accurate results for individuals who have a chronic illness."

I never thought this was something having tremendous precision. Hell, a plane could lose an engine down the road from me and land on my house today. But this was put together by an insurance company that makes a living on judging the risk of death. There are behaviors that increase the likelihood of an early grave as well as those that increase the likelihood of longevity. I've witnessed in my own personal experience from relatives and acquaintances that generally speaking, those who were heavy smokers, heavy drinkers and just heavy period experienced far more health issues than those not having these behaviors. While I would not bet the farm on it, I would not take it with a grain of salt either. I think on principle, it has a lot of validity.

I'm not overly concerned with the years in my life but rather with the life in my years. I do believe you are more likely to enjoy life if you take care of yourself.

Yes mercerquietman, after reading what you have to say,

I think that is a well balanced and sensible way to look at this,

and since my result of choosing my answers yesterday,

it's now got me thinking about what you've just mentioned ie;

"I'm not overly concerned with the years in my life but rather with the life in my years."

and so I'm going to set about planning a few things ahead now

instead of leaving things in the lap of the gods.

I do agree with u both about living each day 2 its fullest.  There r many on this site that just motivate me endlessly :)

I agree with u both.  Quality of life versis somebody's guess!!!

Great answer both of u above me here!  I knew a fellow once that visited our town to investigate the bad plane crash.  That was his job - 2 figure out why planes crash.  I got 2 visit with him over a period of days, & it was remarkable the many reasons 4 the crashes = never just one thing, but usually several things in 'normal' crashes back then.  Nowadays, who knows?!?

Isn't this a bit of synchronicity, I received this Tag this morning -

Nice! = Good 2 live by.




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