*TO ALL MY RETIRED E-FRENZS AND THOSE ABOUT TO RETIRE.*
LIVING TO 80
I recently turned 55 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “*Do you think I will live to be 80?”
He asked: *Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic* beverages?”
“Oh no,” I replied. “I *don’t do drugs*, either.”
“Do you have* many friends and entertain frequently*?”
“I said, “No, I usually stay home and keep to myself”.
“Do you *eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs*?”
I said, “No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!”
“Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, *like playing golf*, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?”
“No, I don’t,” I said.
“Do you *gamble like playing Mah Jong , drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex*?”
“No,” I said. “I don’t do any of those things.”
He looked at me and said,
“Then why would you want to live to 80?”
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