Re: A report based on evidence instead of prejudice ?
And now, a ray of sunshine, illuminating where people'd rather not look.
If you're one of the 2% with lucky genes, you'll cruise through life fairly comfortably, barring accidents, to 90+ years, then drop dead overnight simply because your body says, "Game Over".
About 15% will make it to 70+, with gradually increasing health problems, until your heart quits, cancer or your doctor* kills you.
About 35% to 40% will make it to 70+ but will have started slipping into senescence somewhere from 40 to 60 years of age and require constant care for their final years**.
About 25% will die anywhere from birth on due to accident, war, murder, or some other traumatic event.
The remaining will die from diseases ranging from Ebola to measles.***
Everybody dies, everybody suffers at some point in their life, and generally, the better you take care of yourself now, the longer you wind up suffering later.
So chill, enjoy your family and friends while you can, help out others when they need help, and enjoy your life while you can.
*Deaths by medical mistakes are the third leading cause of Death in America, and gaining.
** The percentage of people suffering senescence is uncertain, but it's generally acknowledged that the rate is increasing alarmingly.
*** Since this is about mortality, I've omitted the bit about how many go through all or part of their life suffering and needing constant care due to accident, disease, or bad genes.