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Something young people don't get--yet
 
Dhampy  posted on Oct 29, 2009 12:44:40 PM - Report post

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If you take 100 white males at birth. All born the same day and subject to the same living conditions.

25 of them will die before they reach one year.

33 will be dead before age 10.

44 will be dead before age 20.

53 will be dead before age 30.

62 will be dead before age 40.

71 will be dead before age 50.

80 will be dead before age 60.

Only 14 will survive to age 70.

"Life Expectancy" doesn't mean that you can expect to live to age 75. It means that enough people live to be 100 that it brings the average up.

Your chances of surviving until 70 are no better today than they were a century ago.

But if you reach that age, there is a good chance you'll live until you wish you were dead.

You can expect to live to somewhere between 30 and 50. Anything past that means you have a good immune system.

 
Elite  posted on Oct 29, 2009 1:38:31 PM - Report post

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originally posted by Dhampy

If you take 100 white males at birth. All born the same day and subject to the same living conditions.

25 of them will die before they reach one year.

33 will be dead before age 10.

44 will be dead before age 20.

53 will be dead before age 30.

62 will be dead before age 40.

71 will be dead before age 50.

80 will be dead before age 60.

Only 14 will survive to age 70.

"Life Expectancy" doesn't mean that you can expect to live to age 75. It means that enough people live to be 100 that it brings the average up.

Your chances of surviving until 70 are no better today than they were a century ago.

But if you reach that age, there is a good chance you'll live until you wish you were dead.

You can expect to live to somewhere between 30 and 50. Anything past that means you have a good immune system.

Where did you learn this?
If what your saying was true then a lot of people I know would be dropping dead every year, yet out of the few hundred people I was familiar with from my school only one died in the 5 years I was there..

 
Dhampy  posted on Oct 29, 2009 1:43:38 PM - Report post

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Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics; National Vital Statistics Reports, vol 54., no. 19, June 28, 2006.
 
Dhampy  posted on Oct 29, 2009 1:48:05 PM - Report post

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You also must consider that everyone in your school is from a certain range of socio-economic backgrounds.

You had one die in five years, but another school in some godforsaken ghetto had 50 die in five years.

 
H.H.H  posted on Oct 29, 2009 1:51:23 PM - Report post

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You also must consider that everyone in your school is from a certain range of socio-economic backgrounds.

You had one die in five years, but another school in some godforsaken ghetto had 50 die in five years.

so ...?

What's the point?

[Edited by H.H.H, 10/29/2009 1:51:46 PM]

 
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You also must consider that everyone in your school is from a certain range of socio-economic backgrounds.

You had one die in five years, but another school in some godforsaken ghetto had 50 die in five years.

so ...?

What's the point?

[Edited by H.H.H, 10/29/2009 1:51:46 PM]

That you're not going to live to be 75.

Taking into account the backgrounds of internet users (poor kids don't spend time on webforums) probably around 50. And you'll die painfully.

[Edited by Dhampy, 10/29/2009 1:57:53 PM]

 
H.H.H  posted on Oct 29, 2009 1:58:47 PM - Report post

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I'm too hopeless, I think i cannot live too long, even to 30.
 
Elite  posted on Oct 29, 2009 2:03:40 PM - Report post

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Then how come so many people I know aren't dying left right and center?
Almost half the people I Know should be dead apparently. Are you sure this isn't representing the world as a whole that would make more sense.
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