Mike, I checked your link:
Those odds of reaching 100 seem too high. Am I missing something?
Funny that you mentioned that Larry because I first sent it to my family, since our dad is 96 years old and the topic of his age comes up alot and said the exact same thing.....that the odds seem too high.
You are welcome to find other links that say differently and I'll likely agree with them.
Looks about right to me.
I read an article once that said the first 150 year old person is a child already alive today.
Future speculation is fun. Another item, not related to this post, the largest company by market cap in the year 2041 has not yet come into being. (A comment on how fast things are moving)
no one in my family has lived to 100. in fact no one in my family has lived past the early 90's. i had 2 great grandpas who lived to 91. other than that everyone dies somewhere between 65 and 85. so i would say my odds are very LOW that i make it to 100.
my wifes family on the other hand... she has more people who live to the 90's, and it is rare that they die in the 70's or even early 80's. i expect my wife to live to the mid or late 90's. she has a better chance to make it to 100.
thanks joj and bear,
Pretty interesting things to think about joj.
For sure genetics play a huge role, like you stated bear.
Life style and environment can maximize your genetics and make the difference of 30+ years for longevity comparing a health nut to an obese, non active smoker.
Throw in drug abuse and stress and you can shave off many more years.
I believe attitude/frame of mind can play a big role.
Some interesting comments below but they all seem to use moderation with what, in some people shortens life spans because of over use.
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metmike: My 96 year old Dad has never had the flu in his life.......seriously!