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Something young people don't get--yet
 
Dhampy  posted on Oct 29, 2009 2:14:15 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.

Look at the numbers again.

25 before age 1.

But then only eight more by age 10 and only eleven between ages 10 and 20.

If you go back and track EVERYONE who ever shared classes with--not just those you know who were in the same school as you throughout your schooling but also those who came and went--you will find that a similar number are now dead.

You also must consider that a child so sick as to die before age 10 is likely not in school.

 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Oct 29, 2009 3:08:17 PM - Report post

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I don't care about living very long. The only thing I really care about is to live long enough to see my grandkids.
 
Xientie  posted on Oct 29, 2009 4:13:39 PM - Report post

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Quite a few of my childhood friends died young (7) and a few including myself have chronic diseases/illnesses. So I'm inclined to agree with Dampy on the fact that a lot more people die young than what most people realize.
 
Vonfuzzball  posted on Oct 29, 2009 4:17:54 PM - Report post

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Statistics don't apply to the individual.
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