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Longevity now and our forefathers days.

  1. accofranco profile image74
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    Comparing now and the time of our forefathers, longevity rate has reduced drastically;people no longer live up to a 100+ years before dying.For instance,both my paternal and maternal grandparents died at the healthy age of:105,103,97 respectively, and the remaining one (my maternal granny) is above 100 still healthy and strong though,she tried kicking the bucket last weekend but her God said no! So i'm kinda worried as to the cause of rapid rate of human early and untimely death nowadays,is it tribute to technology,science,development and climate change or what?I would disclose what my granny told me about this soon as a hub.Like to hear from you wonderful guys?

  2. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    ACCO! why do you want to live when your peener no longer gets up with you in the morning?

    1. accofranco profile image74
      accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      To at least see your grandchildren play around, call you grandpa and you tell them folk tales that happened when the world was under the bread fruit tree.

      1. goldentoad profile image60
        goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        you'll still be able to do that. I am 33, in twenty years, I may be a grandfather, but hopefully a few more years past that, but add another twenty five, I will still see my great grandchildren.

  3. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Life expectancy worldwide has risen on average by 4 months each year since 1970. I met my great grandmother, she lived to be 97. It depends on your family genes, lifestyle, etc. how long you live. I don't think the life expectancy is going down. Why do you think so acco?

    1. accofranco profile image74
      accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The rate at which young people die around my area is quite alarming! We have 8 corpse unburied in my area now,and i heard news that many folks died in my village last month, courtesy of diabetes,high blood pressure,stroke including malaria and typhoid fever.My granny said it wasn't like that in their days.

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        ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Acco I suppose it has something to do with how the Colonial powers huddled all of your people into places your ancestors never lived and changed your whole habitat and way of life. I saw a program dealing with this very issue. What are your thoughts on that?

  4. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Wow I'm sorry about that. I suppose in your grandmother's day many of these diseases weren't so prominent. I can understand that.

    1. accofranco profile image74
      accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I guess right, she's around 104 or so now, but sometimes she talks about death in a positive way,meaning she wants to join her ancestors,she said our world today is filled with vanity and corruption.

  5. fierycj profile image80
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    Everything used to be great back in  the day. Now, everything is just going to hell. Not just longevity - EVERYTHING.

  6. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    the end of the world is coming, if you're not going to live longer, than screw longer. I will ship you guys some viagra.

  7. accofranco profile image74
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    The untimely death thing is not only in Africa,i guess its a global pandemic, don't you think so? Did your forefathers knew about HIV AIDS,Swine Flu,Bird Flu,CAD,etc? I am suspecting unchecked human activities;industrialization,deforestation,scientific researches,increased warfares and wars,all these causes climate change which also affects human health though.

    1. goldentoad profile image60
      goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      yeah man, to put it nicely...we are fucked. Its better not to dwell upon it though. Have fun with the time you got on this burning planet and have as much sex as you can.

      1. accofranco profile image74
        accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Golden, you mean shag? Do you think that's the best?We need our forests back,and my foundation has that as our long term project;planting trees and raising plants to fill in the lost ones but my finance isn't enough for now. We seriously need to hold a treaty on this issue,our globe is decaying fast and we are doing nothing but to add more harm,can't we form an environmental friends association here and see how far we can go please?

    2. LondonGirl profile image88
      LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No. They were too busy dying of TB, cholera, infections that antibiotics laugh at, in childbirth, etc.

      Life expectancy in most of the world is far, far higher than it ever has been. The exceptions are places very badly hit by HIV or war.

  8. accofranco profile image74
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    Infact we need a serious and urgent global co-operation to check these adversities before human race becomes ruined forever. Goldent... do you believe this world will come to an abrupt end?

  9. accofranco profile image74
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    How do you guys see the idea of forming an association aimed at saving our global environment?

    1. goldentoad profile image60
      goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      all in all Acco, people are pretty much just talk. People care but they have to worry about feeding their family before they go plant a tree. Its better just to shag and do cocaine then go crazy trying to convince people of the right thing.

      1. accofranco profile image74
        accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I see! But if we can't unite,i sugest every hubber try and plant one tree in his or her area before this year runs out and they should try write a hub on ways of helping our environment before 31st December, 2009 at least.

        1. goldentoad profile image60
          goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Acco, you have too much faith in people. Hubpage people are nice but they don't control the world economy. Those that control our world economy must die or the Earth will. But they are without a face and so we have no idea what to do but throw rocks at each other.

          1. accofranco profile image74
            accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, but we've them here too;sons,daughters,relatives,friends and colleagues of politicians

            1. goldentoad profile image60
              goldentoadposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              They might be crooked and working for the world elite, in which case they don't care because they have the space station to live in when this world blows up.

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You mean to say there isn't already a couple of hundred groups already doing this?

      1. accofranco profile image74
        accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        There may be,but ours might make a difference.Would you take because so many hubbers and bloggers has written something on "make money" you now avoid writing something of your own on this topic?No! You will write and may be, yours might make a huge traffic,i hope you grab my point DarkS?By the way,thanks for that dictionary link you gave me,it has really helped me a lot, God bless you indeed!

    3. LondonGirl profile image88
      LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What, like Greenpeace?

  10. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I wrote a hub about Centenarians just yesterday as my 100th hub.  Studies show this is quite a GROWING segment of our population.  Count me in!

    1. accofranco profile image74
      accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I will jump now to read it, but please i won't comment because my internet connection won't allow me,i am using a mobile phone to browse and not my laptop, i hope you grab me? Congrats on your 100 hubs in 30 days, it isn't easy even if they are three line hubs!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image83
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry..guess I should make a clarification.  I did the 30 hub challenge.  I have actually posted 35 hubs which was my personal goal so that I could have 100 TOTAL hubs.  I actually produced better quality hubs during the challenge than I did prior to the challenge.

        1. accofranco profile image74
          accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          i see! Congrat still, it isn't easy brother.

  11. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    Acco, who are the women in your avatar?

    1. accofranco profile image74
      accofrancoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      a cousin and her friend that came back from Dubai UAE,the picture was snapped last year.

  12. accofranco profile image74
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    If that's the way,i don't think i should've been bordered at all.Even when my father was in office,i still criticize some of his actions that seems unclear to me, though sanity is inborne and not....

 
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