Kind of reminds my of my dogs. Last lab was at the vet one day and she said he had to loose a few lbs and to quit feeding him people food or he would die a couple years earlier. I told her if I was a dog and had the choice of eating gravy train for 12 years or steak for 10 I sure know what I would choose. Life is to short. Im going to enjoy it. Im going to eat food that actually tastes good not rabbit feed. If I have to give out at 75 instead of 80 so be it. For the most part those extra 5 or 10 years people want to grasp at are spend in nursing homes or at least your body has deteriorated to the point you cant do what you really enjoy doing anyway. 5 years of watching tv and eating pills to stay alive isn't what I consider living.
Was at a nursing home one day to see the wifes mother. They were having a 100th birthday party for some old guy. I walked up and told him congradulations. He said don't congradulate me. It is more of a curse then something to celebrate. He said ALL his friends are dead, most of his family and the ones that still are alive don't really even pay attention. Said not a minute goes by he isn't hurting. Need a wheel chair to do anything more then going to the bathroom. Funny thing is he told me he smoked till he got to the nursing home (kicking and screaming) and said one of the worse things about the home is they try to feed us healthy. He just couldn't figure out why they get conserned about a healthy diet for people 80 plus years old that grew up eating meat and potatoes.
Personaly I think it comes down to ALOT of people are afraid to die. They either don't believe theres something better on the other side or don't think there going to make the cut there. You can run but you cant hide. Its coming and running 5 miles a day and eating tofu turkey isn't going to stop it. Heck even Jesus ate bread and drank wine.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! STEEL FOR TANKS NOT FENCES!!!