We Cannot Cheat Aging and Death


Of course. Genetically, I could live another 20-30 years. Mark, too. It’s been indicated in the history of our families. Also, the improvement in various forms of medicine have added to this for both of us.

Several times in the 1980s and 1990s I could have died. I do credit both medicine and my stubborn attitude for my longevity.

Mark can say the same.

My mother, though, was a perfect example of one’s brain telling her that enough was enough. She had been fighting cancer for 18 years. At some point her body just said “I’m tired”, and just quit fighting. She was 62.

Doctors and scientific innovations can only do so much. We would be wise to remember that.

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