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Life in Reverse

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Life in Reverse

Here's one to think about.
Just supposing we lived our life in reverse. By that I mean we were 'born' at the age of, say 90 complete with a lifetimes worth of knowledge and experience. We then proceeded to grow younger progressively losing this knowledge and experience until we ran out of years and died.
The first startling fact that comes to mind is that everyone would know the date of their death. Lips are sealed
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Well, I think Prince Charles must feel a bit that way.... I mean,  think of it.... He has lived for 60 years, so far, training for his first real job, and it doesn`t look like he will start it until he reaches retiring age..... !
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Well you would know the maximum time you would be alive, you'd still have all the known unknowns.
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...and you could book the nursery you wanted to retire to Cheesy
This is starting to sound like normal life Crazy
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I suppose if you still have kids after 30 years of being alive, you'd have a 60 year old looking after a 90 year old child.
I find all the running up and down the stairs when the baby cries tiring enough now, let alone when I'm 60.
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Just supposing we lived our life in reverse. By that I mean we were 'born' at the age of, say 90
  and I thought that was called senile decay?
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I read a science fiction short story about that - it was so long ago I have no idea who wrote it  Embarrassed
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What a cheery discussion this is
To cheer yourself even more have a look at the following site: http://www.deathclock.com
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Wow - that site is really something. Based on the age at which most of my family have died I had anticipated that I might do the same and it comes more or less to what I had thought. Scary!
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That site has been going for a good few years so the data it is based on may well be out of date.
Anyway people, don't have nightmares.
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If I don't reach the predicted date, I shall complain bitterly...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Thought you mike like this latest iPod add on - its not a joke it does exist
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I have my PC sound filtered through a coolermaster Musketeer 2 which is valve based, it does soften the sound which is nice and means I have a funky looking VU needle on the front which reacts to the beat of the music along with one that gives a rough indication of case temp and fan speed all lit in blue  Grin
I'll dig out my camera and take a picture of my tower.
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Well, I think Prince Charles must feel a bit that way.... I mean,  think of it.... He has lived for 60 years, so far, training for his first real job, .........

Bit unkind there, shutter!
He spent 8 years in the RN doing a "real" job. Exactly like any other Short Service officer. And ended up commanding HMS Bronington which he earned on merit,. not privilege.....
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  "All part of the training"................... In fact, it is not "unkind" ...........it is a matter of History, that the monarch has some military training during his "work up" to his enthronement... As you well know, sir, Dartmouth is an excellent school for etiquette, good manners, and social skills..... 
It was a bit    " tongue in cheek " though....