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Futures of ageing

An occasional schnapps

By 6. June 2022No Comments

“Maybe I’d already have some new hypermodern joints that will make it easier for me as I get older.”


We asked, you answered.

How would you describe yourself?

Designer, fermentation artist, hobby chef, 27, friend, lover, student, vaccinated and recovering

Imagine you are 72, 80 or even 99 years old: How and with whom do you live together?

80 years: I live with 3 other people… my 2 better halves (partner and best friend) and his girlfriend. In a three-sided farm (German: Dreiseithof) that is rather rural, but still relatively close to the next city (maybe Vienna, Munich, Berlin?!)

Who are the most important people in your life and how do you spend time with them?

With my partner and my best friend. We live together.

What is your sex and love life like in the future?

I think I will remain faithful to the monogamous form of relationship. I will masturbate from time to time

How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?

Mentally: I am an advocate of lifelong-learning. Eventually, I might go back to university. And travel.

Physically: jogging, hiking, cycling. Maybe I’d already have some new hypermodern joints that will make it easier for me as I get older.

How do you afford everyday life in the future?

There is finally an unconditional basic income that replaces the outdated ailing pension system. In addition, I rent out flats.

In the future, what do you get up for in the morning?

I like to learn. I like to eat. I prefer being with people to being alone.

If you had to tell a young friend about all the things you’ve done right while ageing and would thus recommend to them… What would they be?

I’ll be like my grandmother (who herself turned 103). Her motto always was: “Life goes on” (and these were also her last words).

In addition, she ate as she pleased: vegetarian and occasionally a shot of schnapps.

– Original version: German –

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