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Subject: Re: future of retirement for non-savers Date: 8/5/2004 3:10 PM
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I just don't get it. Why are we obsessed with what other people weigh? - Art

Uh, maybe it's because obsessiveness goes hand-in-hand with being a control freak?

Wouldn't worrying about AIDS or Cancer or Starvation or the Sudan or Iraq, etc., etc., etc., be more productive?

Worrying wouldn't be more productive, but trying to do something about it might, but that would be HARD, because those things are difficult and costly to to control--it's much easier to whine about 'fatties'.

I'm not sure that living to be real old is all it's cracked up to be. There are a few old people that are active and feel good, but they are the minority.

A very small minority, I might add. I live in a community that has lots of old folks. Most of those in their upper 70s and 80s can only get around using canes and walkers--there are a few who are completely housebound, and also a few who can still walk under their own steam. Of those in their 90s I only know of one who can walk without assistance, many more of them are housebound, a few can walk 1 block with a walker and a health aide.

I understand that everyone aspires to be like the one guy in his 90s who can still walk 2 miles a day, but how realistic is that? Forgetaboutit! Let's face it, most people live in a world of denial. (Just watch all those young folks, health fanatics, and control freaks jump in here to tell me how WRONG I am :-)

2old

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