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If you get to 90 years old, what will matter most to you?



 


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cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 21-Nov-2016 2:55pm  
Waking up each morning
dab
posted 21-Nov-2016 4:49pm  
Getting access to the medical technology for my next 90 years.
LJD
posted 21-Nov-2016 7:48pm  
God and family
Strider Survey Central Gold Subscriber Survey Qualifier
posted 21-Nov-2016 8:58pm  
That I'm still alive
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
posted 21-Nov-2016 9:29pm  
Health
Lysannus
posted 22-Nov-2016 7:10am  
{Oh God. I hope I can make it to the bathroom.}
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 22-Nov-2016 7:57am  
I have no idea.
FordGuy Survey Qualifier
posted 22-Nov-2016 8:20am  
The proximity of the beer fridge.
Wicksy
posted 22-Nov-2016 10:14am  
Doing some good before I leave!
paulyw Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 22-Nov-2016 12:14pm  
I would be lucky if I reach 90 years old. Hopefully I can still stay at home and take care of myself.
CarlHalling
posted 24-Nov-2016 7:44am  
It's hard to anticipate, but continuing good health is probably going to be number one, although if you don't have peace of mind, relative health can be something of a mixed blessing. This comes variously from family life; friendship; spirituality; worldly success &c.
Biggles
posted 24-Nov-2016 1:56pm  
I have met many people in their 90s (and a fair few in their 100s). Most are very aware that they are nearing the end of their lives. Usually, they say they have had good lives, all things considered. Many take comfort in the younger generations of their family, whether that is children/grandchildren or nieces/nephews etc. Few seem to make it to that age with no close family or friends. Often, they have old loves and sorrows on their minds - the old lady who wept because she couldn't remember the surname of the first husband she was married to for just a few months during the war, the loss of a sibling 80 years ago, the memory of how they met their wife, the people they worked with in their first job.

Of course, the usual things still matter. Needing to be warm and clothed and fed. Needing to feel wanted and safe. Needing something to do, someone to talk to. But mostly it's about the people they love or loved, and the people who have loved them.
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 26-Nov-2016 5:47pm  
I might not make it to 90 I hope not
Nitroeddy
posted 27-Nov-2016 1:45pm  
Being able to get around and take care of myself.
Gomezy3k
posted 27-Nov-2016 8:02pm  
Getting to 91
autumnlight
posted 8-Dec-2016 8:22am  
Healthcare provision. Now that I'm type 1 diabetic my chance of making it to 90 is much slimmer anyway. If I do make it to 90, I'm probably going to need some kind of help if I can't do injections myself etc.
Lysannus
(reply to autumnlight) posted 9-Dec-2016 5:39am  
> Healthcare provision. Now that I'm type 1 diabetic my chance of making it to 90 is
> much slimmer anyway. If I do make it to 90, I'm probably going to need some kind
> of help if I can't do injections myself etc.

You could always get the pump. I know a few who have it and they say it is great. (Course it costs a mint)
autumnlight
(reply to Lysannus) posted 11-Dec-2016 3:30pm  
They don't tend to give pumps to people in the UK unless they're not doing very well on the injections. Of course, I could buy a pump, but you're right, they're super expensive. Perhaps when I get to old age, I'll qualify to get a pump for free 😀
southernyankee
posted 15-Dec-2016 11:04pm  
My number one concern would be: did the pill to reverse aging got invented yet?
Zang
posted 23-Dec-2016 12:15pm  
Those pesky robots!
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Dec-2016 12:29am  
Most likely the family. Husband if he's still around. Kids and grandkids. Also - health. Probably also - cats.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Zang) posted 29-Dec-2016 12:33am  
Can't we just disable the sentience?
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