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Futures of ageing

Finally reading in peace

By 2. June 2022No Comments

The things I’ve done right growing older? To “masturbate and read”.


We asked, you answered.

How would you describe yourself?

In 2045 I am 63 years old and retired. I live in a tiny house or a cooperative flat, have two hobbies or so and already several grandchildren.

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

I live alone (at last)

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

My husband (who doesn’t necessarily have to live with me), my dog and my girlfriends.

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


How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?

Yoga, cycling and walking

How do you afford everyday life in the future?

I work until I’m 63 and then retire with some cuts. I still write on the side

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

For having the opportunity to finally read in peace, my garden and my freedom

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?

Masturbate and read

– Original version: German –

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