Tuesday, September 04, 2007

the Number Game

As you know, I'm somewhat intrigued by the idea of turning 40 soon... so I've been doing some checking on the life expectancy in the USA.

On September 1, I officially became age 39.25

Did you know... the average life expectancy in the USA today is 77.7? That means, when a person is 38.85 - they are halfway there... in today's words, they are at the top of the hill. So, me at age 39.25 am actually OVER THE HILL!

That is a shocking realization because all along, I have been believing that I would not be over the hill until after I was 40. That is stupifying! Simply ghastly!

The only good news is this: If a person actually lives to be 65 in the USA, they automatically get to add 18 more years to their life... because these special people are so healthy that they have an average life expectancy of 83, which is 5.3 years more than the overall average.

So.... if I could see into the future and know that I would be healthy enough to hit the 65 mark, THEN... I wouldn't actually be over the hill until after I am 41.5 years old.. which is good news!


Diana said...

Are you sure you just don't have to much time on your hands???

meLanie said...

stupifying.. huh. interesting stuff, really. i don't have anything else to say.

Heth said...