You must have noticed that people are living to a longer age. At the time of Independence, 1947, was 31.4 years old. This means, that the average age at which Indians died, was 31.4 years. By 2014, t his figure showed a dramatic improvement
From 62.3 years for males and 63.9 years for females in 2001–2005 to 67.3 years and 69.6 years
As nutrition, health, improves, and poverty declines, people are going to live even longer. We all know more than one person over 90 years of age — and fighting fit. So how long will we live?
According to a recent scientific study, McGill University biologists Bryan G. Hughes and Siegfried Hekimi, say ‘we can’t tell yet’ . hey believe we will live even longer, but don’t know what the outer limit is. Hekimi says
“We just don’t know what the age limit might be. In fact, by extending trend lines, we can show that maximum and average lifespans, could continue to increase far into the foreseeable future,”
What does this mean for us —
a) Learn Saving — As we live longer, we have to earn more to save for an older age. This means you have to start now. Everytime you want to spend, ask yourself one question “will I have enough money later?”. Later could be next month, later could be a 100 years from now.
b) Learn skills — you need to learn skills that keep you relevant and employed through your life. Start now, when at college.
c) Pick up a hobby — You need a hobby to keep yourself happy 🙂 life is more than study, work, and hanging out. You have to also nurture your innate talent. Photography, pottery, reading, all of these are great hobbies. And, most hobbies cost very less to develop.
d) Think about jobs of the future. Research, and find out what is going on, and plan to study more to be ready for those jobs.
How long do you think we will end up living /