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Comment Re:B**Sht** (Score 3, Interesting) 222

Perhaps some genetics play into it, be he started walking 10+ miles a day at 60. At 49, I run a 5k in 22 minutes. I've been running for 8 years - I didn't start out at that. Do I have aches and pains? Yes. But far fewer than when I first started. Your body will inevitably break down, but lack of attention to it will accelerate that process.

Comment B**Sht** (Score 0, Flamebait) 222

I'm 49. My grandfather performed in the Senior Olympics at 82 and ran a 5K in 32 minutes. Still a record in Missouri. He lived to be 100. His body outlasted his mind. Life is what you make of it. If you sit around on you keester watching TV into your 80's, whining about your bladder or other items, you get what you deserve. Mark it Flamebait if you want. Truth is truth.

Comment Re:Ben Franklin (Score 1) 1291

>>So forget the whole survival of the fittest/motivation argument. It depends on pre-industrial industry efficiencies, Garbage. The lifespan of an individual is both long and short enough that self-education allows them to lift themselves beyond outdated positions based on old tech. The thinking of being replaced shows lack of invention/creativity for new possibilities. Tech is not the pinnacle of civilization, but rather part of its evolution. Survival of the fittest is built in to nature. I would dare say it's part of the law of life. You can't change it just because you think it's "outdated". You can try to redefine it - but it will always exist.

Comment Re:Ben Franklin (Score 1) 1291

I agree with that. But isn't that nature and evolution in and of itself? Survival of the fittest? While socially we might make ourselves feel better keeping the stunted/weak alive, that isn't how life works on this planet. Not saying the efforts on a humanity scale aren't worthwhile, just saying they go against the nature of life.

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