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If you were able to...#0
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:26pm
live to the age of 100 and retain either the body or mind of a 30 year-old for the last 70 years of your life, which would you want?
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re: If you were able to...#1
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:27pm
Body. I would want the knowledge you get growing older.
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re: If you were able to...#2
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:28pm
That's a hard one...but definitely the mind. One of my fears is going crazy or forgetting everything in my old age.
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re: If you were able to...#3
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:28pm
a body. the mind grows and thats the beauty of an aging mind.
unless you mean keeping the mind young to avoid diseases, etc.
But I won't live alone in a house of regret.
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re: If you were able to...#4
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:29pm
hard to say... I'm partial to having a mind of a 30 year old, but with a body of a 100 year old, one may not be able to do much. One would literally be trapped. But the body of a 30 year old with the mind of a 100 year old may only allow me to be a kept houseboy and nothing more...
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re: If you were able to...#5
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:30pm
even if your mind might deteriorate over time?

personally, i would choose mind... i try to keep myself in shape, eat healthy, take a one-a-day vitamin everymorning, and shower with Ivory soap... my body will do what it naturally will do given the environment i keep it in... and Matt? pumpkin heaven is part of that environment!!!
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re: If you were able to...#6
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:31pm
very true joey..it's a difficult question.
But I won't live alone in a house of regret.
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re: If you were able to...#7
Posted: 9/10/04 at 4:45pm
i'd rather be a sharp tack than a hot vegetable...
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re: If you were able to...#8
Posted: 9/10/04 at 5:53pm
I want the body of a 30 year old. Anyone know of a nice, Jewish 30 year old guy who likes older women?
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re: If you were able to...#9
Posted: 9/10/04 at 5:58pm
Mind here as well. As my nana taught me beauty fades dumb is forever!
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re: If you were able to...#10
Posted: 9/10/04 at 7:36pm
I would want the body just as long as there are some good Alzheimers medications available to me by then re: If you were able to...
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re: If you were able to...#11
Posted: 9/10/04 at 10:59pm
I find it incredibly difficult to believe - but I honestly think I would prefer the body (and mind, I assume) of the 30 year old.

Naturally this comes from personal experience. Mentally I recall being very bright, if not particularly experienced at 30. I was still learning and this combined with good health made life exciting and fun.

During the last couple of years I have experienced a lot of physical degression. I have great difficulty doing things that I always assumed I would be doing late into life. I am losing my eyesight (the hardest to accept) and have a lot of difficulty walking. Walking, reading, and theatre have always been the highlights of my life. So now you see why I pick the physical over the mental!
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re: If you were able to...#12
Posted: 9/10/04 at 11:07pm
Mind, I've seen too many old people who just don't seem to be totally there. It freaks me out to think it might happen to me.
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re: If you were able to...#13
Posted: 9/10/04 at 11:07pm
Body. Don't mind going crazy. Already halfway there.
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re: If you were able to...#14
Posted: 9/10/04 at 11:17pm
Body...I'm already crazy enough, so it couldnt get much worse then where I am.
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re: If you were able to...#15
Posted: 9/10/04 at 11:34pm
This is a very good question, Joey. I would have to say mind because I have an insane fear of diseases, and Alzheimer's is one of the most scary things for me. I couldn't watch myself go stupid, I honestly would rather die.
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re: If you were able to...#16
Posted: 9/10/04 at 11:46pm
I'd take the mind. That way, I could invent something that would make my body 30 again. :)

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