"If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Said by so many that attribution is unknown.
But what gets me is the things that you can't take care of, or mitigate by good eating and exercise that rise up and bite you. Genetics plays a role. Pick healthy parents.
I'm glad to take advantage of modern medical care. So I have new lenses. Forty years ago I'd be blind.
Exercise and good eating doesn't protect against strokes. A minor TIA (mini-stroke) scared me so badly, that I lost years of conditioning just by not doing anything strenuous.
And, although it's subtle, I can feel my mind is not as quick or deep as it once was. Memory OK for an old fart -- just slower.
Thank goodness I never subjected my ears to decades of loud, bass-laden rock and roll, and I always rode quiet motorcycles, so I can still hear a full frequency range. I feel sorry for kids in their 50's who already have a "high-frequency dip" in their hearing, so everything sounds muffled and bass-y.
Enough about me. I'm interested in who is the oldest fart around here. Without giving numbers...
I remember when rock and roll began. I disliked it then as being banal, trite, simplistic and stupid. Nothing has changed my mind about it since. I learned to write with an ink-pen. I remember when ball-point pens and panty-hose were invented. Neither was an improvement over what existed before.
I hear the current generation is the longest-lived bunch ever. I wonder when improperly grown and badly prepared foods will begin a decline in life expectancy. Obesity is epidemic in America.
Sheesh ... enough out of me.
For historical reference http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/l...d-98830/page4/
It lasted 6 days. We old people don't have endurance like we used to.