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    How long will you live

    Pension company had an interesting link to a calculator.
    Of course it actuarial averages without screening for health factors, location access to first class medical care, or creeping around slower and slower in the land of the most dangerous roads in the world

    I hope to sniff a bit of a pension but unlikley to see an election here
    Both my dad and grandad made it older than me surviving Burma

    Here's the link

    https://visual.ons.gov.uk/how-long-w...-need-to-last/
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    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    Wouldn't mind until 70-75.

    After that would probably rather be gone, also freeing up time, money and opportunity for children/grand kids.

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    Probably none of us will ever see another Thai election the way things are going.

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    ^^ Be careful what you wish for Lulu.
    Reminds me of the joke about an old man walking past 2 young guys. One says to the other, "I know that old guy, he's 85 years old." His mate says, "who would want to live to be 85". Hearing him, the old guy turns around and says, "Anyone who's 84."

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    90 on the dot. Not a day longer.

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    All I know is that I'm statistically likely to live longer than some other people who will be legit pissed off at that thought.

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    I need to reach 80 before Alzheimer gets to me. Have a good hope to reach that goal as Alzheimer got my father when he was beyond 80.

    My reason is I expect the first manned Mars landing before 2030 and really want to see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Probably none of us will ever see another Thai election the way things are going.
    I'm beginning to doubt our glorious leader will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Of course it actuarial averages without screening for health factors,
    Which is a big factor.
    So is family history (genetics).
    I'm a smoker and drinker, but my grandad died last year at 96 and he was a drinker and had been a smoker. My gandma died at 86 and was a smoker until a few months before her death, so I have hope on that front .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    All I know is that I'm statistically likely to live longer than some other people who will be legit pissed off at that thought.
    Working in a third world factory is hardly living though, more like a living death

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    my parents both lived well into their 90's with few health problems, apart from my dads high blood pressure which i have not (yet) inherited.

    at the moment i have no serious underlying health issues, i gave up alcohol and smoking 30 years ago, and i exercise strenuously almost every day.

    i fully expect and hope to remain alert, fit and healthy, like many of my relatives did, well into my 90's.


    but one never knows what hateful surprises lurk deep inside ones organs ready to spring forth at the most unexpected of times and put paid to all ones hopes and plans. which is why i try to live a full life until that happens, which could of course be tomorrow.

    6 years ago i was told i had a late stage cancer with a very poor prognosis. "could be dead in 6 month" the doc said and i hear those words every day now.

    2 weeks later i was told at another hospital that i had been misdiagnosed and that the cancer was in an extremely early stage, and some simple surgery would rid me of the beast once and for all. the 2 weeks between the diagnoses, with the associated mental turmoil concentrated the mind into a red hot pinpoint of denial, anger, fear and pain.

    on a whim i had decided i should have what seemed a minor problem investigated and it eventually turned out to be a life saving decision. 15 years ago my wife, also on a whim, had an investigation to check some minor discomfort and was shocked when a very early stage cancer was discovered that thankfully was completely eradicated by (major) surgery alone.

    fate and "gut feelings" have the most unexpected outcomes. 6 years down the line, i have no anger whatsoever in my life (apart from my teak door forum persona of course), nothing makes me angry, and i have the patience of a saint when dealing with incompetence and stupidity.

    i have learnt to just let the train go by.

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    How long will you live?

    Long enough.

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    Hopefullu Songkran, just bought a new gun (I mean water pistol)



    This is the handset



    A mobile version for those parades along the high street. The guy who sold it to me also does a Toyota Pickup mounting kit, pump and water tank option.



    This one is available for home defence. Mains plumbing required. Effective to 50m, with optional 5 KW pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i have the patience of a saint when dealing with incompetence and stupidity.

    i have learnt to just let the train go by.
    That is the key to living in Thailand. Well done.

    I'm still working on it. Part time.

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    Maybe 82 and then maybe upload my brain to the internet if that is do-able by then.

    I am not sure about a suitable final resting place for my brain. Was thinking about uploading it to TeakDoor if it is still cranking along in 2050.

    I don't think you should be allowed to be jailed if you are post-mortally uploaded to TeakDoor as that would really be like being in jail rather than just a bit of fun.

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    According to your link David, I have another 22 years left. If I add in lifestyle and family history, I reckon another 10 years sounds about right.

    Long enough to claim my state pension and squander it on alcohol, sex and drugs*

    *Prescription meds which would be free if I lived in U.K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3
    All I know is that I'm statistically likely to live longer than some other people who will be legit pissed off at that thought.
    Working in a third world factory is hardly living though, more like a living death
    Q.E.D.

    Quit wasting your few remaining years obsessing over me you silly old cnut.

    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    i have no anger whatsoever in my life


    Unconvicing post from one one of the most resolutely miserable and inveterately hate-filled posters on TD!

    If someone handed you 1,000,000,000 pounds you’d whinge about it being too heavy.
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    But it's his recently acquired imaginary friend who's posting twisted shit about poster's family members, ant.


    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    my teak door forum persona
    How convenient.


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    Yes, very convenient.

    It's his TD forum persona and TC twin that posts nasty and vile shit about another poster's family.

    Meanwhile he's a perfectly decent and well-balanced chap. Clearly content and happy in his own life.

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    The raghead on KSR said I'm a very lucky man, i will live long life til I'm 88....so I got that going for me.

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    How do you inherit high blood pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher View Post
    How do you inherit high blood pressure?
    My father left it to me in his will.

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    Life is like a thin thread, it could snap any time. Tomorrow is not guaranteed so, I try to Iive life to the fullest, treat others well and with respect, dwell on good vibes and try to make good memories.

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    Chass.. blood pressure can be controlled though with diet and exercise to some extent. I had it as it also runs in my family, but my doctor told me if I eat well and exercise I should be able to lower it and avoid going on pills. That's what I did.


    Hope to live into my 80's as my grandmother did.. grandpa lived into his mid 90's.
    Important thing if you live that long is if you are healthy. By the end my grandpa was in a nursing home, pissing himself nad my grandma had diabetes where they had to cut off her toe from gangrene.

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