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rebbel's avatar

How old will you get?

Asked by rebbel (31336points) February 23rd, 2012

I assume that I am not alone in this; I have the feeling, the ‘knowledge’, that I will live to be ninety four.
I can’t reason how I ‘know’ it, it is as if I feel it in my DNA.
Anyway, do you also have the feeling that you know how old you are going to be when you will leave this world?
What age will that be, for you?

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CWOTUS's avatar

I’m hoping to get in a few more good days… even if they’re separated by decades.

ragingloli's avatar

I intend to live forever.

HungryGuy's avatar

I’m with @ragingloli on this one…

marinelife's avatar

My mother is 87. Her father lived to be 95. His sister lived to be 102.

I do not feel that I have that much time left.

CWOTUS's avatar

Yeah, I’ve also been “planning” to live forever. So far, so good (as long as time started in 1953). It can only be ‘forever’ on one end.

Ponderer983's avatar Death test I took a while back told me I would die at 62 of cancer, so of course, that is when I will die.

Blackberry's avatar

I have no idea, 60 or 70?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I have no idea. My favorite uncle died at 24, my grandfather at 50, my father at 35. You want to play poker with those odds?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Between 87–101 is my best guess due to my genetic make up.

augustlan's avatar

I was certain I’d be murdered when I was thirteen, and when I lived through that, I was certain I’d be dead from my health issues by my 30s. I mean I was convinced of it, in each case. Now that I’m 44, I no longer speculate. I still have a feeling I won’t ever get elderly, but who knows?

Esedess's avatar

@ragingloli @HungryGuy

There can be only ONE!


LuckyGuy's avatar

I few years ago I ran my numbers through a site called Realage. I don’t know if it still exists. You entered age, height, weight, blood test results, eating habits, exercise habits, risky behaviors etc. and it calculated your life expectancy based upon the latest statistical data.
There is a 50% chance I will exceed 96. Yikes!

HungryGuy's avatar

@Esedess – In that case, I’m hoping against hope that I live long enough ‘till medical science can achieve immortality.

6rant6's avatar

If I dropped dead tomorrow, I think people might think, Well no wonder, given his life, and how many of his family had heart disease!”

And if I live to be 100, I think some people might say, “Well see, that’s because of his genetics and the way he lived.”

Either could be right.

majorrich's avatar

Well, I am 51 now, I was supposed to die 5 years ago so I figure I am out of warranty. I have set a reasonable expectation of making it to December 12th, when the Mayan world comes to an end. I’ll still be 51. Then I’ll set another attainable goal.

Soubresaut's avatar

I do, but mine’s not in number form.
It’s, ‘Old Enough’
I’ve just always sort of assumed, that when my time ended, I’d’ve had enough, I’d’ve done enough, I’d’ve accomplished enough, I’d’ve seen enough, etc… in some way.
I hope I manage that.

downtide's avatar

I’ve already passed the age at which I was convinced I was going to die.

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m planning on celebrating my 100th birthday, in about 31 from now. I have a good chance at it since many in my family lived into their late 80’s and 90’s.

Sunny2's avatar

Probably longer than I want to, but who knows? I may be lucky and die in my sleep.

blueiiznh's avatar

nothing less than 120 is acceptable for me.

TexasDude's avatar

I’ve always been and I will always be.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I’m pretty sure I’m dying before I’m 30. Preferably in a crazy way, though.

Coloma's avatar

Who knows…I live one day at a time. My genetic makeup is all over the map. Most family has lived well into their 80’s, my great grandma til 98, but, my aunt and mom died in their early 60’s and late 60’s from colon cancer and liver/diabetes issues, respectively. I don’t want to die anytime soon but, I am at peace and in some ways wish I could know, then I’d just squander all my savings on a world cruise. lol

Esedess's avatar

@HungryGuy The only thing you have to worry about there, is when they get it, will they tell anyone? For all we know our own governments could have the cure to AIDS and the secret to immortality right now, but have no intentions of ever publicizing the fact due to overpopulating.

MilkyWay's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I got a 100 for ya.
I know what you mean @rebbel. I’ve got a feeling I’ll be in my 80’s. But I don;t like the idea of getting old and losing the ablility to do stuff (if you know what I mean). So I want to die young, like in my forties or fifties maybe.
I know, that’s not young. But you catch my drift, right?

Coloma's avatar

@MilkyWay I’m 52 and yep, the creaks are creeping up, but shit…I’ll go for at least 70ish, before the bitter breakdown. lol

MilkyWay's avatar

@Coloma You’d be welcome to come along and attend my funeral, lol!

Mariah's avatar

I can hardly picture lasting long, considering the “healthiest years of my life” have been spent extremely unhealthy.

That’s interesting, @rebbel. I can sort of relate; I don’t have a gut feeling of when I will die, but I have a gut feeling of how I will die.

AshLeigh's avatar

I don’t think my big mouth will allow me to live too long… I’ll probably piss off the Mafia, or something.

Berserker's avatar

I’ve been dead for the past three hundred years already…

CaptainHarley's avatar


Too late! You’ve already pissed ME off and that’s far worse than pissing off the Mafia. However… I am open to bribes! Mwahahahaha! : D

CaptainHarley's avatar

I’m probably not going to live all that much longer, but I’ll die when God wants me to, and not one second before! : )

AshLeigh's avatar

@CaptainHarley…..................... O.o

Berserker's avatar

@AshLeigh That picture totally made my day. :)

AshLeigh's avatar

Hahaha. I found it in History today, and put it in my project! :D

Berserker's avatar

’‘looks at it again’’ Man that’s so cute!

All projects should be this awesome. What’s it about?

AshLeigh's avatar

Leonardo DaVinci.
Needless to say, I googled Ninja Turtles for this project!

Berserker's avatar

And a fine Googling it was. I’m sorry, but I love the first movie, and I just had to randomly share this;

You will listen now! My Master Yoshi’s first rule was, possess the right thinking. Only then can one recieve the gifts of strength, knowledge, and peace. I have tried to channel your anger, Raphael, but always more remains. Anger clouds the mind. Turned inward it is an unconquerable enemy. You are unique among your brothers, for you choose to face this enemy alone. But as you face it, do not forget them, and do not forget me. I am here, my son.

I fuckin love Master Splinter. I wish he was around to teach me something. But he should just have showed Raph that turtle picture. :D

ucme's avatar

279, nowt wrong with aiming high.
Whichever number I cash in my chips, i’ll never consider myself old, perish the thought.

FutureMemory's avatar

Probably around 67–68. If I’m correct that means I got about 30 more to go.

Not nearly enough time…

CaptainHarley's avatar

There’s almost never enough time.

mattbrowne's avatar

Interesting question. There are scientific tests to answer this. I just took this one

which took about 5 minutes. The result was 93.52 years. It uses geographic data. There are plenty of such tests for the US as well

CaptainHarley's avatar

This calculator says I will have about 83 years all together, although I note that it does not ask the question, “Do you have cancer.”

SpatzieLover's avatar

The calculator says 94yrs

FutureMemory's avatar

72 years according to

Be warned that you need to provide an email account before you get your results, but it seems you can give them a fake one, since as soon as you enter the email you get your score – they don’t verify the email account before giving you the results.

@Captain: the test I linked DOES ask you if you have cancer, if you want to give it a shot.

AshLeigh's avatar

87… Right. XD

Berserker's avatar

@FutureMemory I took the test, it says 69. at least it’s a funny number to die at

augustlan's avatar

I took it, and it says 71. I’d be happy with that, but it didn’t ask about my kidney disease, so I suspect it’s not accurate for me.

Berserker's avatar

@augustlan Yeah. I feel this test leaves a lot out of physical and mental health situations with what it asks. There’s some stuff I just couldn’t answer accurately because while I had an answer, it wasn’t offering it, so you’re stuck with whatever is closest, which in quite a few cases wasn’t close at all to what I had to say about the question that would have otherwise been relevant. :/

blueiiznh's avatar

My calcutalor reading says 120. WOW-Sync!

whitecarnations's avatar

Supposedly 76. That’s a good age to die.

6rant6's avatar

I used this calculator which gives you an opportunity to see the effects that changes in lifestyle might have on longevity.

I was surprised that going from basically sedentary to “conditioned athlete” would only add .68 years to the expected end at 76.

Strauss's avatar

I always thought I’d start getting old at about 105, with about 20 years after that. Given my age now is 64, and the way I feel, I think I’m pretty well on track!

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