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How people in their 90s REALLY spend their days

How people in their 90s REALLY spend their days: Ninety-year-olds reveal how they pass their time — from following the news to scrolling through YouTube videos

  • Older people have talked about the things they think about every day
  • The Quora user posted about his sun-worshipping, 97-year-old father
  • Elderly people and relatives responded and shared things that were on their mind
  • A grandma adored her Alexa before she died and wanted to live past 100

People in the ’90s shared the things they spend their time thinking about, including YouTube videos, robots, and the meaning of life.

The conversation arose after Quora user GJ Coop posted a heartwarming story about life with his 97-year-old father Doug during the pandemic.

He explained his New Zealand father spent his days keeping up with current events, sunbathing, listening to David Attenborough audiobooks and telling stories from his time in the military.

Older people shared their innermost thoughts online after a Quora user asked what the over-90s think. Image from a photo agency

The son said it made him realize that despite having a sick body, his father’s thoughts were like those of a young person realizing he was “23 in his own head”.

He invited other people in their 90s to share the things they do and think about every day and ask themselves if they were like his own father.

One gentleman, who said he was 96, said much of his day is spent scrolling through YouTube.

He wrote, “When it’s time for sleep, I leave my MP3 player on all night and listen to podcast conferences, debates and talks all night and much of the day.”

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An older person revealed that her thoughts weren't too dissimilar to those of a younger person

An older person revealed that her thoughts weren’t too dissimilar to those of a younger person

When he has time to reflect, he admits that he wonders about the “why” of life and whether we have a specific purpose on earth.

Another woman, named Mary, whose mother is 93, said she tends to think about what to cook for dinner, when to finish her taxes and what to wear to church, which she sees as a “lifelong dilemma.” be.

She added that her mother is also writing a book about her brother and parents during World War II, which also takes up a lot of her thoughts.

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An elderly person from the US revealed that later in life her mother became anxious and dementia took away many of her memories

An elderly person from the US revealed that later in life her mother became anxious and dementia took away many of her memories

A woman named Sonja, whose parents are both in their 90s, said they’re both still pretty hot for their age.

She wrote: “My father is a very intellectual person and still very active, reads 2-3 newspapers every day, participates in political discussions, never misses the news on TV and takes care of my mother.”

A woman named Colleen wrote about her grandmother, who recently died at the age of 98 – and was obsessed with technology.

Colleen wrote: “She thought about technology a lot and we talked for hours about what she thought would exist if she made it to 110.

“She wanted a home robot, loved Alexa/Siri, was interested in my research on nuclear technology.”

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Bradford Betz

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