turbobilly saidWhat doesn't make us stronger kills us.....so you'll avoid the years 85-90 in the nursing home......
And how miserable is one's health before that inevitability, making bad choices?
VA doctors used to tell me all the things to avoid, things I loved to do, like dance in my 50s and party all night. And I'd wickedly ask them if I did what they said would I live forever. Oh, no, they'd tell me, you're gonna die eventually at some point.
Well, I told them, I'd rather have an active happy life than a sedentary dull one. And that was my choice, if I gave up 10 extra years of decrepitude to have years of active fun.
But having said that, neither do I intend to throw away years wastefully. It's a common sense balance, in my view. Right now it's a bit academic for me, my cancer outlook recently is not looking good. But again, neither do I intend to act foolishly & recklessly. You use good judgment, balance your options, and deliberately throw none of your life away, certainly not for love of bacon.