countryeconomy.com article ‘United States – Life expectancy at birth’ reports the following –
In 2013 the life expectancy in United States increased to 78.84 years. That year, the life expectancy for women was 81.30 years and for men 76.50 years.
I am currently 55, so I am expected to die in 21 years. And then take into account I need to minus an additional 10 years because I am a smoker, this takes me down to 11 years before I die. Interesting to think about; I have 11 years before I die. I am unsure why I am writing about this particular subject except to say, I really am not afraid to die and really have no doubts for those bad behaviors that could cause my death – I am living my life my way.
Now I need to minus additional years because I am a drinker. Some articles I read indicate I will die in 3 years at age 58. Again, I am not afraid to die – I am living my life my way.
I have heard the argument many times, the smoking the drinking not only do they affect me, but others as well. Do they really? I do not smoke in the company of my family; I separate myself to an area far from them as I do not want to expose them to my smoking. When out in public I will do the same; separate myself away from others. I drink in the privacy of my own home and do not drive when drinking, I do not allow the drinking to get in the way of my responsibilities and have control over when I will drink. So how is this affecting others?
I guess it might affect my family when I die in 3 years because the smoking and drinking resulted in it occurring sooner than later. It may be they would like to have me around for as long as possible and I am not allowing this. I am not giving my family, my loved ones the opportunity to enjoy me for 21 more years, just 3 years. Will they be angry with me when I die in 3 years? Will they be sad? Will their lives continue on without me? They may be angry, they most likely will be sad for a time and yes their lives will continue on without me.