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With an uncertain future, would you want to live 200 yrs?

  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    With humanity suffering as it is all over the planet and considering what the next 100 yrs might produce, would you want to live as part of an overcrowded and possibly undernourished population of humans?
    Think of the dangerous problems that will be encountered and the labor it may take to survive.
    Hmmm?
    Qwark

  2. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    I know people in their 80s that don't particularly want to live to their 90s.
    Individual quality of life only.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm approaching 70 and being the pessimist I am, I wouldn't want to live another 100 yrs.

      QWark

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Qwark, I see you continue the pessimistic side as usual.

    Is the future actually uncertain? I don't think, but I am sure plenty of people might agree with you.

    As for living until I am 200 years old? Sounds like fun. tongue smile

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      CAgs:
      Ok, I'll leave my next 100 in my will...lol
      I'm sure that when it's my turn, I'll be tired and ready. smile:
      Qwark

    2. jacharless profile image80
      jacharlessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ray,
      I am actually in agreement with you on this.

      What better way to shape the 'future' than by those who have experienced the past, its good and not-so-good.

      smile
      James.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey James, we don't agree on much, but once in a while isn't bad. tongue smile

    3. mathsciguy profile image60
      mathsciguyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sweet mercy, man!
      Have you ever even seen a 100-year-old???  What part about being 200 sounds appealing to you?
      Now, if we're talking about living 200 years in a 20 year old body, then... well, that's a different story.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I would sure sign up for extra years.  After all, if it gets unbearable there is a mechanism for "opting out" of life.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      psyche: yep! The "Soylent Green" euthanasia would be fine!  smile:

      Qwark

  5. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 6 years ago

    I usually manage to look on the black side of things, and do tend to have a depressive personality.  I complain about life, and everything that goes wrong in it.  Yet, if given the chance I would want to live to 200.  Given the chance, I would live forever, because no matter how dark life seems at times I think it is better than the alternative.  As I don't believe in an afterlife, I would rather this one life that I do have continues as long as it can, because I am not attracted to the idea of my future non-existence.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sherlock:
      I'm gonna presume you are a young man...young is younger than me..,lol
      I'm not "old" but approaching 70 and I can tell ya that the longer ya live the less ya want to put up with this screwy world.
      And, it keeps shrinking! People become less tolerant and problems get worse.
      If you are bright and have travelled, there comes a time when ya say...jeez! Nothing excites me anymore! I've done just about everything and know about as much as anyone. It's beginning to get boring.
      I can understand that with failing health and old age approaching rapidly, why one might say: Ok, I've had enuf! I'm ready! lets get the hell outa here!
      I think approaching the end, the brain preps ya for the trip.
      I remember I used to think the way you do too.
      Good luck! smile
      QWark

  6. TMMason profile image73
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Sure. It would at the very least be interesting, Quark.

    How are you today?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Doin' great TM...thanks for asking..smile:
      You? smile:
      Qwark

      1. TMMason profile image73
        TMMasonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Glad to hear it. I am also doing great.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Can't beat that answer..smile:

          Qwark

  7. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Sure, why not. Human potential is only limited by our own minds.

  8. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Talked to a 84 year old woman last week. For her it was more 'been there done that' all getting old and not much new, which seem another aspect to the problem.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Knoly:
      I can see that comin' on.
      My life has been very full.
      There's nuthin' much that interests me anymore.
      If I wasn't into the gym and fishin', it'd be kinda boring.
      Qwark

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Qwark, I sometimes feel that way.  But I would like to:

        sky dive
        learn to fly and own a plane
        visit the world
        scuba dive the great barrier reef
        Learn, and learn some more
        Go to space
        Helicopter ski the Bugaboo mountains

        You are not much older than I - hard to believe that you've done all you would like to do.  I'm slowing down, but with renewed health and vigor there is little doubt I could and would find many many things to do.

        So much depends on health and funding.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Wilderness:
          Get out and do 'em!

          I owned a 40 ft Rhodes rough water racing sailboat...sailed all over Calif coast out to the islands.

          I'm a pilot who now flies ultralite aircraft,

          I've commercial fished from CAlif to Alaska and down to Chile for "bigeye" tuna.

          I've bicycled a helluva lot of Europe.

          Was a commercial ocean diver...and have free dove just about everywhere but the middle east and China.

          I've done 6 yrs of college, did gov't work. Owned rental properties for 25 yrs.

          I worked at Disneyland and as a lifeguard at the Disneyland hotel in Anaheim.

          I did a 4 yr stint in the USAF as a cryptographic machine mech.

          I was the Maitre d'Hotel in a fine restaurant in La jolla Calif, I worked as a firefighter for the division of Forestry S Calif and fought forest fires...I was a competing body builder and power lifter...jesus! I could go on and on...lol

          There's one thing I'm deathly afraid of and won't do it; jump from a perfectly good airplane once it's left the ground...oh ..and bungy (spelling) jump.

          I hate the feeling of my gonads crawling deep up into my innards...lol

          I've done so many more things that I haven't listed. It's hard to find sumthing new.

          Anyway, now ya know a little more about why i'm gettin bored

          Qwark

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            While I would skydive (I'd have to - my son was in the 82nd airborne) you will not find me on the end of a rubber band hurtling to the ground.

            I still submit that you have barely scratched the surface of human endeavors.

            Visit the bottom of the ocean, 2 miles down.
            Go to the moon.
            Become a martian (I expect to see that in 130 years)
            Live as a mountain man - no other people - for a couple of years.
            Wrestle a wild alligator (Won't do that either, but know people that do).
            Write a book
            Sit in a judge's chair for a few years
            Take Obama's place

            With some thought I bet I could fill a hundred pages.

            The problem is that with age we (I) get tired and jaded - just not interested in much.  I still think with a new body and a fresh set of hormones that would change quickly.

            1. qwark profile image60
              qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hahahaha....thanks for the suggestions Wild...smile:

              I'm too damned old now to give a sh!t about doin' any of those things.

              Ya'd have to be insane to want to be a politician.

              I've seen enuf of the bottom of the ocean.

              ain't nuthin' on mars that excites me....maybe that 3 breasted female in the bar on mars that "Ahnold" visited...lol
              I'm writing a book on my life. It'll be better'n 1000 pages long.

              ....and I worked with judges and state attorneys as a Federal Grant writer writing grants to get monies to keep deserving people out of jail.

              I started and ran a jail school program for pre-trial detainees for the the Sheriff in Broward county Fla.

              I taught hi school and was a guidance counselor for hi school kids...

              I rode all over the USA, Canada and E. Europe on motorcycle.

              ...and I'm just beginning.

              I'll quit here, unless ya like to hear my story about my trip to Chile on a 120 tuna schooner with a crew or Portuguese sailors...no, no I'll stop here..lol

              Qwark

              1. earnestshub profile image87
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                A life well lived! smile

                1. recommend1 profile image71
                  recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Aaaagh !  The boy has hardly started yet !!  He must just get bored easy big_smile

                  1. qwark profile image60
                    qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Recommend:

                    Yeh! Still a "boy" at heart but the "workins" are wearin' out! lol

                    Qwark

                2. qwark profile image60
                  qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Given it a good shot Earn  smile:
                  Qwark

            2. mathsciguy profile image60
              mathsciguyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I thought you listed "become a mountain."

              I laughed.

      2. recommend1 profile image71
        recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have the answer for your 'terminal' thinking - get married again with kids big_smile   

        I am not so far behind you, I do the same gym and love fishing but it is my missus who changed my attitude to the end game.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Recommend:
          Married once to a show girl.
          Then lived with a couple great ladies for a couple yrs.
          I had enuf of women and dogs! lol I don't want either of them in my life any more. I have a fine "chocolate" skinned female "buddy" who is all I'd care to handle...lol
          But thanks for the thought.  smile:
          Qwark

  9. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    They use to say 'the army is what you make it'. I myself could make it for a long time
    and am looking to the long haul assuming
    all systems hold. However for most people I would guess, there maybe not much new under the sun.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, lol I'll make it.

      When ya stop and think of it, I may have another 20 yrs...which whizzzzzzz's by.

      Life is truly short.

      if you lived 1000 yrs you'd look up from your death bed and you'd say: what'dya mean I'm dying! I JUST GOT HERE! DAMNIT!

      Really, 100 yrs is a short haul!

      Qwark

  10. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    What ya fish for meaning kind of fish?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      knoly:
      Everything!
      I love cold water ocean fishing best and the fish are tastier.
      I'm in Arkansas now waiting to fish a beautiful lake here but it's been so damned hot out...100 degrees and hi humidity...that ya fry out on the lake.
      I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit.
      I love striper fishin' and walleys up N.
      N Pike are a blast and big muskies up in Lake of the Woods Canada are a blast to catch.
      I caughtr a 400 lb strugeon last year just below the Bonneville dam in Portland Oregon.
      I'm a water nut...gotta be close to it.

      Do you fish?

      Qwark

  11. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Have the poles all the equipment. I really don't have time for it since all my outdoor time is walking 18 miles a week. Plus I can't afford the free senior citizen fishing license promised all my life. Only for the poor, but too be that poor you have to homeless. Talk to fishermen every day though where I walk.
    One of my friends out there tried to net a spawning carp, strictly illegal, but anyway, it tore the net right out of hand and he lost it. He loved telling that story.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      knoly:
      I've shot alota carp in the lakes in Wisconsin.
      it's legal to dive and shoot 'em. They're considered a "trash fish."
      They are delicious smoked!
      Smokin' 'em softens the little bones and ya can chew 'em up with a nice cold brew!
      Qwark

  12. Mikeydoes profile image78
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    No, I'm a new generation and my generation(throughout the world) is going to be different than all previous generations. Our kids will only become smarter.

    Assuming we don't keep heading down the path we are..

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. You young ones are a lot smarter. smile

      You will be amazed at how smart your children will be, because they will have access to more and better data.

 
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