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Joe Biden adviser: We're basically out of it after age 75

Added 04-08-20 03:31:02pm EST - “Ezekiel Emanuel, a highly respected doctor and an architect of Obamacare, is also well known for saying that he doesn't want to live past the age of 75. He explained why in an article for The Atlantic: ere is a simple truth that many…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Joe Biden adviser: We're basically out of it after age 75”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ezekiel Emanuel, a highly respected doctor and an architect of Obamacare, is also well known for saying that he doesn’t want to live past the age of 75. He explained why in an article for The Atlantic:

[H]ere is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long. . .renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

[T]he fact is that by 75, creativity, originality, and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us. . . .It is true, people can continue to be productive past 75—to write and publish, to draw, carve, and sculpt, to compose. But there is no getting around the data.

The only thing Emanuel believes most people over 75 can contribute to society is “mentorship.” Leadership is out of the question.

Yet, as Wesley Smith observes, Emanuel serves as an adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign. Biden is 77.

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