Is there any purpose to people living after, say, 40?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Jan 26, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    I know this is mean and politically incorrect, and most likely wrong, but here goes...


    People after 40 become unattractive and more stupid. Also, illness levels increase. Should they be gently put down? I know this will not happen due to ethical constraints but what do you hypothetically think?
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    Jan 26, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    Is there any reason for people to live until they reach the age of 40? I mean, they poop and puke all over the place and then smash the family cars and think they are the center of the universe...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 26, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    Boomsday says that the cut-off age should be 70. Logan's Run says that it should be 21.
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  • N97_

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    Jan 26, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
    Should they be put down? You do realise you're thinking along the exact lines of Hitler's eugenics programme.
    I don't think old people are necessarily automatically unattractive or stupid, a lot are hotter than some guys my age and they have knowledge!
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    Jan 26, 2015 10:05 PM GMT
    Of course you shouldn't euthanize people over 40.

    Just relegate us to the jobs that no one else wants.

    Oh, that's right. You don't want ANY job.
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    Jan 26, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidBoomsday says that the cut-off age should be 70. Logan's Run says that it should be 21.
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    Actually it was 30 in Logan's Run.
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    Jan 26, 2015 10:14 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidI know this is mean and politically incorrect, and most likely wrong
    It seems you are not a complete cretin then.

    Wait until you're a bit older and wiser (say, 40) and you'll get your answer.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 26, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    You're a stupid bitch, and I can't with you:

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  • Hjalmar

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    Jan 26, 2015 10:19 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    infinitefriend9 saidI know this is mean and politically incorrect, and most likely wrong
    It seems you are not a complete cretin then.

    Wait until you're a bit older and wiser (say, 40) and you'll get your answer.


    I don´t think he´ll be able to live that long to see the day...
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    Jan 26, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    Cash said
    mindgarden saidBoomsday says that the cut-off age should be 70. Logan's Run says that it should be 21.


    Actually it was 30 in Logan's Run.


    Actually, it was 21 in the Logan's Run books. They just made it 30 for the movie. Maybe they didn't think they could do it with teen actors. (Maybe particularly the sexy bits - most of which they left out anyway.)
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    Jan 26, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidI know this is mean and politically incorrect, and most likely wrong, but here goes...


    People after 40 become unattractive and more stupid. Also, illness levels increase. Should they be gently put down? I know this will not happen due to ethical constraints but what do you hypothetically think?


    At age 62 I can read the above and then make one of two choices:

    a. I can take this as an insult -
    or
    b. I can roll up in laughter.

    At present, I'm actually better looking than I was in my twenties, as my face has become more elongated and less round.

    Then I'm never too old to learn. Fresh knowledge accumulates in the memory on a daily basis, making me more the wiser than during my youth. Furthermore, I have seen men in suits at less than half my age, but with about the same proportion of wisdom and commonsense as dog's poo hidden in the grass.

    Being gently put down? As someone above had already said, Hitler's Nazi Party had very similar ideas, including the extinction of gays, I believe.

    I've made my choice. I'll have a good laugh!
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    Jan 26, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    In my profession (lawyer) you just keep getting smarter--ever notice the age of the Justices on the US Supreme Court?

    As for looks ... most people are just average to begin with and it's not of overwhelming importac to most people unless they are extremely shallow (e.g., gays, Hollywood starlets, etc.).
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 26, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    @SF_Swimmer

    Agreed, lawyers get BETTER with age (assuming a lack of dementia, substance abuse, etc). It's no oversight that it's called the "practice" of law. Literally, I learn a practice point or point of law everyday. You can buy practice aids, read blogs, memorize case law, and otherwise do everything humanly possible to 'get up to speed.' But there's no substitute for experience in the law.

    All things being equal (education credentials, reputation, etc.), if I had to choose between a 35 year old trial attorney and a 55 year old trial attorney, I'd take the 55 year old any day. You'd have to be a d*mn fool to think youth is a 'good' thing in the law.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:06 AM GMT
    Hell, at 40 I was entering my prime as an athlete, had 2 Olympics in front of me as a coach, was still to write my book, was running training camps and training 600 hrs a year. I'm 67 now, in good shape, and could probably out-hike a lot of the people on this site, and I look forward to a summer of splitting wood a clearing trails. I'm still learning, and just started re-building an antique Jeep.

    A friend of mine skied competitively till he was in his mid-80's.

    Not politically incorrect so much as amazingly ill-informed. But if you want to off yourself at 40...

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:07 AM GMT
    Ok here I go blocking the OP....
  • bobbobbob

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    duluthrunner saidOk here I go blocking the OP....


    I'm right behind you duluthrunner.

    Some people need to consider suicide as a serious career option and improve the quality of the human race with their absence.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 27, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    tazzari saidHell, at 40 I was entering my prime as an athlete, had 2 Olympics in front of me as a coach, was still to write my book, was running training camps and training 600 hrs a year. I'm 67 now, in good shape, and could probably out-hike a lot of the people on this site, and I look forward to a summer of splitting wood a clearing trails. I'm still learning, and just started re-building an antique Jeep.

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    Very hot
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    Is there any purpose to people living after, say, 40?

    tazzari saidHell, at 40 I was entering my prime as an athlete, had 2 Olympics in front of me as a coach, was still to write my book, was running training camps and training 600 hrs a year. I'm 67 now, in good shape, and could probably out-hike a lot of the people on this site, and I look forward to a summer of splitting wood a clearing trails. I'm still learning, and just started re-building an antique Jeep.

    A friend of mine skied competitively till he was in his mid-80's.

    Not politically incorrect so much as amazingly ill-informed. But if you want to off yourself at 40...

    Some wonderful accomplishments there, guy. But on the same theme as your last remark, I'd say ask a 40+ person if they wanna pull the plug. Or who else wants the plug pulled on them. When life still beckons and they remain highly productive, and feel great.

    Because most of the doctors my husband & I use are 40+. I'd hate to lose their experience & skills. Many musicians & singers I love are over 40. I was happy my own parents lived beyond 40 - I'd have been a little orphaned kid if my mom & dad had died at 40.

    The point our OP seems not to know is that many people enter their most productive years, and contribute the most to society, post-40. They not only become actually smarter as they continue to learn more, but also acquire wisdom. As your own story demonstrates.
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    Jan 27, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    OMG I know the OP is curious about a lot of things and has been asking a lot of questions but this question is really pushing it too far. No disclaimer he put will excuse this kind of ignorance. icon_rolleyes.gificon_mad.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_mad.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • highforthis

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    tazzari saidHell, at 40 I was entering my prime as an athlete, had 2 Olympics in front of me as a coach, was still to write my book, was running training camps and training 600 hrs a year. I'm 67 now, in good shape, and could probably out-hike a lot of the people on this site, and I look forward to a summer of splitting wood a clearing trails. I'm still learning, and just started re-building an antique Jeep.

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    Very hot


    It's very impressive, but "hot"? Who's paying you? icon_lol.gif
  • venue35

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    40 is coming soon im not happy about it but im not gonna die because some ugly depressing psychotic 20 something who feels like shit tells me to.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    @HighForThis

    It's hot to me. And I pay myself!

    I like how he strategically places a $100 bill on top, then thumbs through $20s lol. I did the same thing with a $5 and $1s when I was in elementary school.
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  • jo2hotbod

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    Yah as much as there is living life before forty.
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    Your behaviour is unacceptable , in reality you just are a drongo !! icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
  • NeuralShock

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:58 AM GMT
    That makes me feel incredibly depressed lol, I'm fighting for an education and career right now so that I can enjoy my life when I reach that age.


    Please don't tell me people want to off me when my life finally gets good and I likely have a husband, etc icon_lol.gif