How long would you choose to live? Our body often packs up long before our mind is ready to give up the ghost, long before we've done everything we wanted to or had our fill of life. How long would you choose to live? Of course it's a given that your mind and body stay strong and healthy up until the last few years. Personally I'd go for 200 years, I can imagine by that time I'd have had my fill of the less pleasant parts of life, done everything I wanted to do and be happy to go.