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2018-06-06 11:10:06 AM  
Meanwhile, the world's second oldest person sits over in the corner muttering, "just shoot me, alright" over and over.
 
2018-06-06 11:59:12 AM  
It's like there's a curse on the title.
 
2018-06-06 02:24:44 PM  
I've said it on Fark before:

When my Grandpa was in his mid 90s and dying from cancer, he told my Mom "There is such a thing as living too long."

/Grandmother made it to 100 a year ago.
//She passed away in September.
///Glad we had a small family reunion for that milestone birthday.
 
2018-06-06 03:24:59 PM  
THANKS SUBBY AND MODS. THAT WAS THE MOST FKCKING DEPRESSING THING I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME.
NOW I WISH I'D HAVE DIED YOUNG.

/Even though I'm King Sh*t of F*ck Island.
 
2018-06-06 03:26:02 PM  
A few months before my 92-year-old grandmother died she said she was ready to go. She said "I've lived enough. I'm ready to die"
 
2018-06-06 03:26:54 PM  
She might BE dead cuz every single time I open that link, the page crashes.
 
2018-06-06 03:30:36 PM  
Its not like we think them to death.

/or do we
 
2018-06-06 03:33:44 PM  
I meet a lot of elderly people who feel they've been left behind and forgotten about by death and more than a few who believe that old age and suffering at the end of life is divine punishment designed to cleanse them from sin before death.  I suppose there are few things more isolating than outliving basically everyone you ever had a genuine connection with.  I'm not ruling out the suffering and punishment thing though, these guys seem to know what they're talking about.
 
2018-06-06 03:36:20 PM  
It's crazy to think that she reached retirement age of 65 and was still only through 50% of her life.
 
2018-06-06 03:38:48 PM  
I'm calling shenanigans on the 129 thing and I'm not going to believe it until I personally count the rings.
 
2018-06-06 03:39:27 PM  
129 sounds pretty dubious.
 
2018-06-06 03:40:05 PM  
129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.
 
2018-06-06 03:40:20 PM  
This guy can empathize  
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2018-06-06 03:40:43 PM  
Modern medicine likes to sell longevity like it is a contest. You MUST outlive everyone else your age.
Guess what? We all have an expiration date. Drs. just like to try and move the date back.
At great expense. And when that old person dies, they say "well, that is what we expected".

.
 
2018-06-06 03:42:52 PM  
Remember that 110 year old that went to Switzerland to euthanize himself? "What's taking so long?"
 
2018-06-06 03:43:27 PM  
wOw! She doesn't look a day over 99! What's her secret to looking so young?
 
2018-06-06 03:46:24 PM  

Prey4reign: Meanwhile, the world's second oldest person sits over in the corner muttering, "just shoot me, alright" over and over.


I've always felt bad for Lucy Hannah, always the second oldest, never the oldest....
 
2018-06-06 03:47:14 PM  
Definitely false. The oldest real, authenticated person is probably 115 or 116. I haven't checked in a while.
 
2018-06-06 03:47:52 PM  

WonderDave1: Prey4reign: Meanwhile, the world's second oldest person sits over in the corner muttering, "just shoot me, alright" over and over.

I've always felt bad for Lucy Hannah, always the second oldest, never the oldest....


Hmm, well...I guess not _always_ the second oldest.... I guess there was only a short window where she was the second oldest living woman... semantics!
 
2018-06-06 03:48:08 PM  
I want to die in my sleep like my 80 year old grandpa... not screaming in terror like everyone else in his car
 
2018-06-06 03:48:55 PM  
"I have not had a single happy day in my life. I have always worked hard, digging in the garden.
"I am tired. Long life is not at all God's gift for me - but a punishment."

Damn, she's Russian alright.
 
2018-06-06 03:51:07 PM  
She remembers when Ivan the Terrible stormed through Bolshelvania on his wooly mammoth shouting "Behold the mighty power of my potato!"
 
2018-06-06 03:51:48 PM  

baronbloodbath: wOw! She doesn't look a day over 99! What's her secret to looking so young?


1977 Dannon Yogurt Commercials 'Georgians Over 100'
Youtube R9RJBgNB1ZI
 
2018-06-06 03:52:34 PM  
I have to agree with all the chimes of the age being possibly false. Folks over a certain age are on the radar. Suddenly someone never before tracked in backwater Russia is 129 and not only is the oldest living person but the oldest living person ever? Beating the verified record holder by a large margin?

Yeah, I doubt this until folks can verify it with a big paper trail. But Russia so... good luck there.
 
2018-06-06 03:53:38 PM  

Walker: A few months before my 92-year-old grandmother died she said she was ready to go. She said "I've lived enough. I'm ready to die"


I've seen a lot of recent buzz about how aging is just another form of disease that we can and should eradicate. CGP Grey and Kurzgesagt, whom I and my sons like to watch, have YT videos on the topic. But they seem to be missing an important component; they focus on life from the individual perspective, but don't address the impact of older ideas, prejudices, etc. If an ever-increasing percentage of the population clings to "old" ideas, how are we going to innovate and improve? It seems to me that society would be increasingly bound to "old" ideas and become ever more risk-averse, especially if you combine increasing longevity with declining birth rates.

So perhaps an age-related corollary to Jefferson's "tree of liberty" quote is in order. While it might be cool to stick around to see how things turn out, am I really going to add much value at age 140 or 240? Probably not, so from my perspective it's better to make room and resources for my great-whatever grandchildren who are going to do much more to improve things than I would probably do at that point.
 
2018-06-06 03:54:21 PM  
Due to all of the different Russia videos that I've seen I'm surprised anyone there makes it over 40.
 
2018-06-06 03:55:18 PM  

AngryWhiteMale: Modern medicine likes to sell longevity like it is a contest. You MUST outlive everyone else your age.
Guess what? We all have an expiration date. Drs. just like to try and move the date back.
At great expense. And when that old person dies, they say "well, that is what we expected".


That is one thing I guard against when I evaluate myself. Selling longevity as the one great end is a major problem. I look to my great-aunt, who lived to 97. She outlived her parents, her siblings, and all but two of her nieces and nephews. The world she knew went from horseback to the Honda Accord. There was nothing left that was hers.

Add in all the octogenarians and nonagenarians in nursing homes. There's nothing left in life for fun. When all life has to offer is going to play another game of cribbage, life gets boring really fast. You wouldn't keep watching a show that bored you to death just to say you did, would you? Why would living a life that bores you be a desired goal?

Personally I'd rather live to 75 and die with a world I still know and love than live to 95 and die in a world foreign that bores me.


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Cepheus Crater: 129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.


Yeah, I'd wager if you look in her history you'll see a mother or aunt with the same name. Current world champion was 122. That a 129 randomly appears is absurd. She has no confirmation for birth records or early-life records, and age inflation is common.
 
2018-06-06 03:57:53 PM  
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2018-06-06 03:59:00 PM  
This is the second time this year this has happened.
 
2018-06-06 03:59:24 PM  
"Kill me, Billy!"
 
2018-06-06 04:00:19 PM  
ABE NO
 
2018-06-06 04:03:55 PM  

Sword and Shield: AngryWhiteMale: Modern medicine likes to sell longevity like it is a contest. You MUST outlive everyone else your age.
Guess what? We all have an expiration date. Drs. just like to try and move the date back.
At great expense. And when that old person dies, they say "well, that is what we expected".

That is one thing I guard against when I evaluate myself. Selling longevity as the one great end is a major problem. I look to my great-aunt, who lived to 97. She outlived her parents, her siblings, and all but two of her nieces and nephews. The world she knew went from horseback to the Honda Accord. There was nothing left that was hers.

Add in all the octogenarians and nonagenarians in nursing homes. There's nothing left in life for fun. When all life has to offer is going to play another game of cribbage, life gets boring really fast. You wouldn't keep watching a show that bored you to death just to say you did, would you? Why would living a life that bores you be a desired goal?

Personally I'd rather live to 75 and die with a world I still know and love than live to 95 and die in a world foreign that bores me.


.Cepheus Crater: 129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.

Yeah, I'd wager if you look in her history you'll see a mother or aunt with the same name. Current world champion was 122. That a 129 randomly appears is absurd. She has no confirmation for birth records or early-life records, and age inflation is common.


Depends on what motivates you. I want to live as long as possible to see if we survive our next encounter with The Great Filter. I'd like to see if genetic engineering, brain uploading, advanced space travel, nanoassembly, and a whole host of other goodies ends up being true.

I'm invested in the fantasies sold to me by science fiction since the 90's, so I'm willing to stick it out as long as possible to see how it turns out. I doubt it will be boring, given my interests.

Or just because I don't like cribbage.
 
2018-06-06 04:05:31 PM  

The_Sponge: I've said it on Fark before:

When my Grandpa was in his mid 90s and dying from cancer, he told my Mom "There is such a thing as living too long."

/Grandmother made it to 100 a year ago.
//She passed away in September.
///Glad we had a small family reunion for that milestone birthday.


A few years ago, a friend of mine in her mid-60s got word that her breast cancer had returned. She opted not to fight it. I asked why, when she had a husband and so many friends who loved her. She said that she'd already accomplished all she'd ever hoped to in life some years before (she was a stage performer), and now just living day to day after that peak was too boring and depressing, because she felt she didn't have anything to look forward to or strive for any more. She was gone less than a year later.

I'm not sure I could ever reach that point for myself.  However, I've had a number of close relatives die after living for years with some form of dementia, and wonder if that will happen to me. To me that would truly be hell, and under those circumstances I'd consider traveling to Switzerland, myself.
 
2018-06-06 04:05:50 PM  
Subby, you'll feel really bad if this actually happens...
 
2018-06-06 04:06:24 PM  
Someone should step up and help release this woman from her mortal coil! Death by Snu Snu!!
 
2018-06-06 04:08:40 PM  
Burying your children, grandchildren and possibly even great-grandchildren would make me want to end it all too.
 
2018-06-06 04:20:47 PM  
That's a rough looking 129...
 
2018-06-06 04:21:04 PM  

ChipNASA: THANKS SUBBY AND MODS. THAT WAS THE MOST FKCKING DEPRESSING THING I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME.
NOW I WISH I'D HAVE DIED YOUNG.


I gotta' say, ^this^.

That was sad to read.  And then I kept running into sentences that made me even more sad.
 
2018-06-06 04:22:39 PM  

Sword and Shield: Personally I'd rather live to 75 and die with a world I still know and love than live to 95 and die in a world foreign that bores me.


I'd rather keep going rather than set an arbitrary limit right now. I can always check out. Checking in is harder.
 
2018-06-06 04:23:42 PM  

gadian: I meet a lot of elderly people who feel they've been left behind and forgotten about by death and more than a few who believe that old age and suffering at the end of life is divine punishment designed to cleanse them from sin before death.  I suppose there are few things more isolating than outliving basically everyone you ever had a genuine connection with.  I'm not ruling out the suffering and punishment thing though, these guys seem to know what they're talking about be senile.


ftfy
 
2018-06-06 04:25:40 PM  

Flappyhead: Burying your children, grandchildren and possibly even great-grandchildren would make me want to end it all too.



Earlier this year, I went to a celebration of life for a friend who had passed away.  There wasn't a dry eye in the entire place when his mom went up to speak to everyone.

/Wasn't really a funeral.
//The actual funeral was a smaller event...family only.
 
2018-06-06 04:26:15 PM  
Wow, she just missed the 127 club by 2 tears.
 
2018-06-06 04:27:47 PM  

Lydia_C: A few years ago, a friend of mine in her mid-60s got word that her breast cancer had returned. She opted not to fight it. I asked why, when she had a husband and so many friends who loved her. She said that she'd already accomplished all she'd ever hoped to in life some years before (she was a stage performer), and now just living day to day after that peak was too boring and depressing, because she felt she didn't have anything to look forward to or strive for any more. She was gone less than a year later.

I'm not sure I could ever reach that point for myself. However, I've had a number of close relatives die after living for years with some form of dementia, and wonder if that will happen to me. To me that would truly be hell, and under those circumstances I'd consider traveling to Switzerland, myself.



Oh no....I am so sorry.  :-(

/Dad recently completed his last round of chemo...dealing with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
//Fortunately, his latest test results looked promising.
 
2018-06-06 04:33:59 PM  

Cepheus Crater: 129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.


I read a story a few years ago about people in remote Russian villages adding 20-30 years to their ages right around WWII in order to avoid their military service. Can't find the link, but it was an interesting read.
 
2018-06-06 04:36:31 PM  
The oldest documented woman in the world is 119-year-old Japanese woman Chiyo Miyako, born on 2 May 1901.

This message brought to you by the year 2020.

/ It's Daily Fail so now I'm questioning whether time exists.
 
2018-06-06 04:38:02 PM  
Oh goddammit. That was another article on Daily Fail. This one was Mirror. I feel old.
 
2018-06-06 04:41:01 PM  

etoof: Cepheus Crater: 129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.

I read a story a few years ago about people in remote Russian villages adding 20-30 years to their ages right around WWII in order to avoid their military service. Can't find the link, but it was an interesting read.


The same page also links to article about time travelrs rigging 9/11.
 
2018-06-06 04:43:54 PM  
At first I thought, I need to move there! Then I realized that she lives in backwater Russia. Kinda like Cincinnati, but with more class.
 
2018-06-06 04:45:22 PM  
129 in Russia. Good lord. When they had hit half their life at 65 their body was failing and aching on a daily basis.
Yeah I'd want to be dead too.
 
2018-06-06 04:45:38 PM  

ThreadSinger: Sword and Shield: AngryWhiteMale: Modern medicine likes to sell longevity like it is a contest. You MUST outlive everyone else your age.
Guess what? We all have an expiration date. Drs. just like to try and move the date back.
At great expense. And when that old person dies, they say "well, that is what we expected".

That is one thing I guard against when I evaluate myself. Selling longevity as the one great end is a major problem. I look to my great-aunt, who lived to 97. She outlived her parents, her siblings, and all but two of her nieces and nephews. The world she knew went from horseback to the Honda Accord. There was nothing left that was hers.

Add in all the octogenarians and nonagenarians in nursing homes. There's nothing left in life for fun. When all life has to offer is going to play another game of cribbage, life gets boring really fast. You wouldn't keep watching a show that bored you to death just to say you did, would you? Why would living a life that bores you be a desired goal?

Personally I'd rather live to 75 and die with a world I still know and love than live to 95 and die in a world foreign that bores me.


.Cepheus Crater: 129 years old?  Story is from Russia?  Yeah, gonna' call bs on this one.  I doubt that country has adequate birth records for anyone born before 1945.

Yeah, I'd wager if you look in her history you'll see a mother or aunt with the same name. Current world champion was 122. That a 129 randomly appears is absurd. She has no confirmation for birth records or early-life records, and age inflation is common.

Depends on what motivates you. I want to live as long as possible to see if we survive our next encounter with The Great Filter. I'd like to see if genetic engineering, brain uploading, advanced space travel, nanoassembly, and a whole host of other goodies ends up being true.

I'm invested in the fantasies sold to me by science fiction since the 90's, so I'm willing to stick it out as long as possible to see how it turns ...


All we have to look forward to is unbreakable police state oppression, every where, across the globe.  The only thing that will end it is the world becoming uninhabitable in about 50 years. Who wants to live to see any of that?
 
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