Would you make a deal with the devil (errr... well... perhaps not the devil.... maybe your fairy god mother...??) to guarantee you perfect health until a certain age or would you take your chances on living to 100 years of age with no guarantee of your health?
I would take the guarantee of perfect health. The lowest age I would gamble with? Age 70. (Of course, being 45 years old at the moment, if you asked me this same question when I reached 60 years old, my lowest age might be different!) But as it stands today, I would take living to the age of 70 with perfect health.
My dad died 12 years ago today at the age of 57. He had been dealing with heart complications for over 20 years. I still miss him. I think he would have taken the deal at the age of 35 for a bottom age of 55...
Me in the photo above ~ 45 years old. And yes, plenty of photo shop going on in that photo. You people don't need to see the creases in my forehead, dark circles under my eyes, and jowls on my face...!!!
Betty White in the photo below ~ she turned 89 this week. She is currently starring in a hit TV show "Hot in Cleveland", (hilarious!!), is in several commercials, and has appeared in a number of movies over the last few years (not to mention her very successful career up to this point). While her dark red lipstick is a bit awry in this photo, I think she looks pretty darn good at 89 years old. From current reports, she is enjoying very good health.
I suspect she would be happy she didn't make a deal.
And while we all know there are no real guarantees in life (except for death), what about you?
Deal or No Deal?