Well I don't know since I am not that age but I would guess to say that
as long as I can live without pain or having others do everything for me,
I would want to live.
Unfortunately this is a sad reality that many will go through, pain, a growing list of medications, depending on others...... There are bare minimums though I would hate to have to live to a stage where I live in constant pain day and night and where someone else has to wipe my arse - I'd rather sooner with my dignity intact. Unfortunately many people at that age live in dire conditions, sometimes abandoned by their own family, friends and where the system is too expensive in order for them to get decent care. Though some people of a certain age manage to still live in their own home and are not dependent on others, unfortunately it is not the case nowadays. A typical scenario nowadays, sons, daughters "throwing" their elderly parents in some center, because they represent a danger to themselves and/or others and must be taken care of, this to me is the equivalent of throwing them in the garbage. I have unfortunately seen the DIRE conditions at which the elderly live in such centers, and not many people can afford 5 figures monthly to get DECENT care, so yeah it's depressing - and even if you still manage to stay in your home and not depend on others, will eventually come some time where you WILL need help, some folks at an old age are healthier and more active, BUT somehow old catch will catch up - so yeah it's very depressing, which is why I would rather die with my dignity, in those centers they give showers once a week if lucky, sorry but nobody is going to wipe my arse or "wash me", if I am unable to clean myself, feed myself, wash myself, and not have to worry about taking 500 different pain meds sorry but I'd rather be dead. People at those ages that live a quality life are usually rich and famous or have a hefty life saving which can afford them good care in some CLEAN facility where they are properly taken care of like human beings, in dignity, etc. So yeah people s say money is not everything ? That is wrong, it's time for people to rethink and save all the money they can, every bit of it will be useful at a certain stage of life, it can make a difference between sleeping in your own sh** or living with dignity. I could never possibly work in these centers it breaks my heart and I am in tears of what I see........I've personally seen people go through the system and they passed away the first 2 years they were "PUT" in those centers, yet they were ok and doing fine living at home.
If you want proper care here be prepared to spend at least $10,000+ a month ! $1k-$2k will get you put in some dirty dump, eating stale / rancid food and sleeping in your own poop. Some people are alone, have no family and no friends, so at that age nobody will care for them, or by that time most of their family would have passed, so it would be a very unpleasant situation
Life is full of great pleasures in simplistic form. Many of which we take
for granted until we do get older.
That's so true.
My grandfather lived to be 93 and it gave him great pleasure to see his
youngest of children become a minister and take over his church. So
there is things such as this that give people great pleasure in their older
days and great joy.
I agree with you there, though for some people in specific situations, there is no purpose or anything to look forward reaching that age, and no this is not isolated cases, these cases exist and are more common because they are not discussed that much in the media - they are covered up by media propaganda and fake news.
You know what they say, you are as old as you feel.
Well yes and no - some issues are out of your control, once your body gives in and you are in constant excruciating pain, what can you do - you cannot go against physical limitations. I've seen cases of people in their 90's still living at home, cooking, etc, one day they trip and fall from stairs, game over...... they were put in old age centers, and the same year they passed away
It seems there is a pattern, once you are "removed" from your home and into the "system" you basically have one foot in the grave already. and the "SYSTEM" does not "CARE" to them they are numbers and they are anxiously waiting for vacancy for the next victims :/