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  • Reasons why YOU will die early

    List those things that have happened to you that may have weakened or damaged you. Things that, even though you are aiming for optimal health now, have probably shortened your life regardless.

    Exposure to UV-cured lacquer, direct skin contact daily for over a year. Supposedly guaranteed to cause cancer.

    Extreme malnutrition/near-starvation, ritalin overdoses, and emotional stress in my early teenage years, animal studies show severe stress at this stage of development shortens lifespans even if the creature lives a calm and nourished life later on.

    Regularly reaching into buckets of butyl-acetate to retrieve tools, I mean 3x a day for four years. Plus often inhaling clouds of solvent fumes and lacquer spray, stirring 55gal barrels of lacquer, etc.

    Just being an intense person, the higher blood pressure and increased heart rate. I do make it a point to relax when I remember, but my baseline is clenched teeth and balls to the wall attack mode, whether happy or moody, I feel strong, like huge powerful waves of awesomeness coursing through me all the time. I have seen that relaxed, lazy, passive useless people tend to live longer. But fusk those lazy assholes. I'd rather die awesome.

    *will update if I remember more stuff

    [edit]I was not breast fed and was almost starved to death on bad formula... I just kept throwing it up. My parents fed me tons of honey, though...
    Last edited by Knifegill; 08-31-2013, 01:11 PM.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

  • #2
    What a fucking downer. Look forward, dude.
    Is it weird in here, or is it just me?


    • #3
      This is a fun topic! Death is to be celebrated. Are you afraid to look death in the eye? Laugh at the reaper, he is only the end of your story, nothing more.
      Crohn's, doing SCD


      • #4
        Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
        This is a fun topic! Death is to be celebrated. Are you afraid to look death in the eye? Laugh at the reaper, he is only the end of your story, nothing more.
        I mean your focus on the past, not on death. Death is in your future; how can you face death in the eye if you're looking behind you?
        Is it weird in here, or is it just me?


        • #5
          You have a distorted view of time, my friend. You were born today and you will die today.
          Crohn's, doing SCD


          • #6
            Well, I just spent 2 weeks backpacking in grizzly bear country. Someone was on the can in my camp when a grizzly cub ran by. Good place to be if you're going to get the shit scared outta you. I never saw it. Anyway, why might I die early? Usually I forget to properly store something when I'm in bear country.

            I'm blond haired, blue eyed and I don't use sunscreen very much.

            Long time ago I had a job testing building sample for asbestos. We'd sometimes blow asbestos fibers at each other when we were bored.

            I ride a motorcycle. Regularly people pull right out in front of me. Yesterday some lady started to turn left right in front of me. If she hadn't changed her mind I would have been toast. There was no escape.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.


            • #7
              Let me see... too much sex with woman less than half my age, too much diet coke, too much exercise, too much booze and beer, too much sleep... The list goes on forever, so I'll probably die tomorrow or maybe even today...
              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer


              • #8
                Jealous boyfriends with sniper training might be a factor in my untimely demise.


                • #9
                  I'm enjoying this thread a lot more now that it's turned into a pissing contest. You guys are great. I really mean that.

                  Oh and Knife, time is an illusion. If I am born and die today, then you are currently slathering yourself with UV lacquer paint
                  Is it weird in here, or is it just me?


                  • #10
                    I believe the strong vision of myself receiving national media attention on the occasion of my 120th birthday (I'll be surrounded by flowers, can't you just picture it) is far stronger than any fuzzy memories of my biological mother copping to huffing paint and smoking during pregnancy.


                    • #11
                      Fed on instant coffee as an infant when my parents ran out of formula (see, double whammy there already!), clinically depressed for the past 30 years; anorexic for over a year in my twenties, just came through a big move and messy divorce, and have a low income and am a single parent. Drank to excess until I hit 9 years old, passive smoking in the womb and as a child. I cannot get enough of highly processed meats, I keep thinking I live in Europe when I cross the road and I find myself really stressed all the time.

                      ^ to start
                      I don't ask that you like me - all I ask is that you respect my life experiences and i will do the same.


                      • #12
                        Hard to say... I have some risk factors for diseases, but the mortality on all of them is relatively minor. My risk behaviors are minor... I would guess I am going to die of a car crash or a female cancer.
                        “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” W. Edwards Deming
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                        • #13
                          Let me count the ways!

                          1) Enormous number of dangerous hobbies: rock climbing, motorcycles, backcountry skiing, hunting, plus generally having an axe in my hands more than most modern humans do.

                          2) Coffee. All the time.

                          3) Was a vegan for two years, eating some chemistry-set stuff I can't imagine won't kill me one day.

                          4) Spent a summer landscaping and getting pesticide sprayed on me daily.
                          "The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."


                          • #14
                            I have a talent for being knocked down...

                            And I'm also a really careless cyclist: never use lights, and frequently talk on the phone or drink a coffee whist cycling on a busy road.
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat


                            • #15
                              Loads of potential lifestoppers... 2 liter bottles of soda like mad in my teens-20s, lots of video games, several near-death experiences, can't keep my mouth shut in a dangerous, stupid world... No need to go on.
                              Eat like a Beast, feel like a Beast!
                              Eat from a huge bag of processed junk... Well... You know.