If you knew you would live to be 200 years old, would you take better care of yo

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. couturepopcafe profile image59
    couturepopcafeposted 8 years ago

    If you knew you would live to be 200 years old, would you take better care of yourself and your...

    environment?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    I think there is a risk a lot of people would party more actually. (Knowing how much time you have allows you to plan better.)
    Maybe at age 100 a person may decide to hit the gym, become a vegetarian, or do whatever.
    Some people might do the opposite and let it rip at age 180 knowing they only have 20 years to live.
    A lot would depend on what 200 would be like. If being 200 was equivalent to being 80 or 90 today then being a 100 would be equivalent to being 50.
    If anything I think I would probably make the adjustment and add more years of risk taking, eating whatever I wanted, partying into the wee hours of the morning and so on.

    Guarantees tend to encourage more risky behavior. A person who gets paid for sick leave is likely to take more days off than a person who does not get paid. A person living on a large trust fund is likely to splurge more often than someone living paycheck to paycheck. I think it's human nature that the more we have the more we waste.

    What makes life precious is knowing it could end at any moment.
    "Tomorrow is not promised to any man"
    By not knowing when you might die you have to make the most of everyday.

  3. couturepopcafe profile image59
    couturepopcafeposted 8 years ago

    Good point, Dash.  I guess we could also still get hit by a bus anytime.  The only thing I would change about your answer is that "The future is promised to every man!" L

  4. eilander1542011 profile image60
    eilander1542011posted 8 years ago

    Sadly enough I am to the point in my life where if I take any better care of myself I probably will reach 200. As far as he environment goes, I am that person you see carrying empty water bottles around because I cannot find a recycling bin, only trash cans. The way I look at is that 200 years old is the effect, not the cause. IF you wanna live to be 200, then take steps to make it happen, it is possible, just nobody has discovered how to do it yet. Getting to the age of 200 is the effect of leading a good and healthy life, body, mind, soul, and nature. It is not the cause of living a proper life.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)