On CBS’s Sunday Morning Show there was a story about living a really long time by restricting your food intake. If you eat, say two thousand calories a day, which is like a Big Mac and fries, then you can expect to live to be 140 or so years old. The only problem, of course, is that more people worth rather die than live on a diet of 2000 calories a day.
But if you liked an idea of how long your going to live doing what you are doing now, try one of the many online Life Expectancy Calculators. These little gems ask a number of questions and then give you an idea of how long you have to plan that trip to Paris. Just go, sooner is always better than later.
According to MSN Life Expectancy Calculator I’m going to live to be 86 years old. Which is about how old my Mom was when she died, and pretty close to how old my Grandmother was. Dead Old Dad was a drunk and ran a greasy spoon where he ate every meal so it rather amazing that he lived to be 62. So if I factor in the dreadful father, maybe I only have another thirty years to look forward to instead another forty. In either case, I need to get to work on that List of Things to Do Before I Die. I wonder if I can get someone to give me a trip to Paris, it is a dying wish after all.
This sculpture by Rodin was first brought to my attention by Robert A Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land. I still find it pretty revolting myself. But hey, happens to all us, right?
The website featured on Sunday Morning was Living to be 100. That’s just a depressing idea, isn’t it? I mean, have you seen anyone who is a hundred years old? Shudder. I always liked the idea of living forever, just never liked that whole aging thing. It is depressing the hell out of me that I finally need to get glasses.
Well, it won’t be all that long for me, so no worries.