How Long Will You Live?

I turned 67 this year, but in my mind I still think of myself as in my forties.  My Dad, who is 94 this year, made a comment recently, “Those old people have a lot of health problems and they’re still driving.”  When a person is 94 and says “those old people” it’s obvious that they think of themselves as younger than they are.  We probably all do that, and until we get into our fifties we never think our lives will end.  By the way, he’s still driving with a valid license the State of Florida gave him for the next 10 years!

The Prophet Moses told us in Psalm 90:10 that, “Seventy years are given to us!  Some even live to eighty.  But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.

How long do you think you will live?

The USA insurance industry has been tracking longevity for a long time for obvious reasons.  Usually the norm falls within the 70’s for men and women in the USA.  That sounds like Moses today.

Recently a “lifespan calculator” from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, came across my desk and I’m passing that on to you for a fun diversion from your other e-mail tasks.  What’s good about this calculator is that the elements of good health and even making it into your seventies are encapsulated in the questions.

So have fun; take heed to your ways; and may you have a long, healthy, successful life.


About Dave Grissen

David & Sheri Grissen spent 44 years in mission and humanitarian aid work. In 2003 they established Life Impact, a ministry of strengthening Christian workers in hosted centers, called Oases. Presently 12 Oases are functioning. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.
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