Sunday, 5 August 2007

I'm gonna live forever

Anybody else remember Fame? - I was studying drama & theatre studies at college when it came out...

groovybabe pointed me towards the Death Clock (I kid you not). As I'm non-smoking, optimistic and with a BMI in the lowest bracket - if only just (less than 25 - yay!), the site estimates my date of death as 13th May, 2066. That will make me 103 years old.

Fine. But if at that point I can't still run, sing, cook, laugh, read and do rude things to my husband, I'm not sure I want to be here that long. What about you?...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You changed your picture on your front page! No more red sweater. I love your blog, and read it daily. I loved your cow photos the other day. :)

soap box girl said...

"But if at that point I can't still run, sing, cook, laugh, read and do rude things to my husband, I'm not sure I want to be here that long."

I had the same thought. Ironically, it could end up feeling like a curse to live that long. (And how would we support ourselves for 30 or more years past retirement? Agh!)

Cassie said...

Thanks, anonymous - hope you like the new photo! One of my girl-friends said she preferred to see me smiling, so I thought I'd oblige... Really pleased you enjoy the blog. Thanks for letting me know.

I hadn't thought of the retirement aspect, soapboxgirl, but you're absolutely right... I'm not sure if it's encouraging or worrying that I concentrate on the experiential and ignore the practical issues!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Quality of life is really important--but if the Smart Scientists can figure out a way for us to still feel young? I want all the years I can have!

Good point about how to afford it, however. Perhaps our little blogs will be all be Lucrative Publishing empires by then!

TK Temple said...

Hey, I just did the death clock thing, and it said my Mom, just turned 70, had til 1993 ("Your time has expired, goodbye!"), I have until 2036, and my hubby has til 2056! I only make it until 80, he goes to 100? :D

The big variant seems to be if one is an optimist vs. a pessimist!

The "I'm gonna live forever" thing was about living on through one's fame, not actual lifespan. James Dean is a good example. But yes, it seems to me that if there is no quality of life, there is no reason to continue to exist just for the sake of breathing.

So whether we are set up for retirement or not, one's attitude about it seems the most important, overall, anyway! So keep living in the moment, because it's all we really have, and put something away for later but don't stress about it.

Looking fabulous, by the way! :D

Cassie said...

Absolutely right, TK. Quality of life, not quantity! Obviously, what the site is set up for is to point out that some folks might be doing themselves out of lifespan when they don't need to.

It interested me to see that the lowest BMI you could select was the "normal range" and lower...

Thanks for the compliment, too!