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#21 Posted on 6.12.03 0029.42
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Of course, not too long ago most people didn't live to see 60. And even longer before that, reaching 40 meant you were the oldest man in town. Kids married and had babies in their teens and twenties, as that used to be 'mid life'. You got married, and maybe you had another 20 years left in you. But the world changed. These days teen pregnancy is a big no-no, because we feel they aren't mature enough. Yet people still get married in the early twenties. Do you really feel they're mature enough to have picked the right partner for the next 50-80 years of their life?

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#22 Posted on 6.12.03 2343.03
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Of course, not too long ago most people didn't live to see 60. And even longer before that, reaching 40 meant you were the oldest man in town. Kids married and had babies in their teens and twenties, as that used to be 'mid life'. You got married, and maybe you had another 20 years left in you. But the world changed. These days teen pregnancy is a big no-no, because we feel they aren't mature enough. Yet people still get married in the early twenties. Do you really feel they're mature enough to have picked the right partner for the next 50-80 years of their life?

    -Jag

    Just food for thought.


Jag, not exactly correct. The reason for the low average life expectancy was the mortality of the young, especially before age five. If you made it past forty you had a real good chance of living to a ripe old age and many saw not only 60 but 80. The other factor for for women was childbirth was literally a killer and it was quite common for a man to have several wives, losing them in child birth. This was one of the resaons for the modern feminist movement, women started to think that dying giving birth wasn't too cool.
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