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    22 May '07 13:45
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
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    22 May '07 14:42
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
    Don't commit suicide.
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    22 May '07 14:47
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Don't commit suicide.
    That has to be far better than my dad's.... thanks for that....apart from suicide...any more tips?
  4. Standard memberFleabitten
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    22 May '07 14:54
    All things in moderation always seemed a solid philosophy.
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    22 May '07 14:55
    Originally posted by Fleabitten
    All things in moderation always seemed a solid philosophy.
    Doesn't always work...... mega healthy relative of mine dropped dead at 42 in front of his kids.... never smoked,drank could not stand junk food....😳
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    22 May '07 14:57
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Doesn't always work...... mega healthy relative of mine dropped dead at 42 in front of his kids.... never smoked,drank could not stand junk food....😳
    I'm surprised he lived that long if he didn't drink or smoke!! 🙄
  7. Standard memberFleabitten
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    22 May '07 14:59
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Doesn't always work...... mega healthy relative of mine dropped dead at 42 in front of his kids.... never smoked,drank could not stand junk food....😳
    I don't want you to think I'm taking a stab at the misfortune of your family, because that would never be my intention here. But it doesn't sound like your relative was living a life of moderation. It sounds like he was living a life of self-imposed depravation.
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    22 May '07 15:03
    Originally posted by Fleabitten
    I don't want you to think I'm taking a stab at the misfortune of your family, because that would never be my intention here. But it doesn't sound like your relative was living a life of moderation. It sounds like he was living a life of self-imposed depravation.
    No offence taken..... he just did not like those things... liked to keep fit,eat healthy(he was a veggie)..... when he went to pubs he drank lemonade....maybe too much lemonade and secondary smoke did him in !!!!!😞
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    22 May '07 15:04
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    I'm surprised he lived that long if he didn't drink or smoke!! 🙄
    Your sensitivity overwhelms me.....
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    22 May '07 15:31
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
    Whenever you have the opportunity...be generous.
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    I've only made it to 30, so I'm not sure I'm a good one to ask.
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    23 May '07 12:55
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I've only made it to 30, so I'm not sure I'm a good one to ask.
    Tell me anyway....its an achievement to reach 30 !!!!!!
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    23 May '07 13:191 edit
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
    Do you just want a long life or a long and happy life?
    I am sure that many of lifes risks can be reduced or avoided at the expense of happiness. For example car accidents account for a significant number of deaths so you could avoid driving whenever reasonable.

    There are no guarantees so giving an example of someone who followed some advice and died young is not proof that the advice is poor.

    I wonder how avoiding religion and politics at the diner table improves your prospects. I suppose you get to keep your spouse longer thus providing you with a better chance of a long life?

    Regular medical checkups would be a big one. My guess is that a significant proportion of deaths could have been avoided (or delayed) if the sickness was discovered earlier and treated effectively.
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    24 May '07 17:54
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
    Don´t become a teacher.
  15. Standard membershavixmir
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    24 May '07 19:48
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Never work with animals,children and never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table....my pa's advice on a long life!!!!!

    Whats your advice?
    It's not about living long. It's about living well.
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