Monday, February 25, 2013
A Dangerous Age
Where did that come from? Are there studies showing that to be true or is it just an arbitrary number? You know how it goes. They're talking on the news about some illness, or air quality or extreme heat or extreme cold or some food additive or overexposure to something or underexposure to something, and the tag line is always "Especially vulnerable are the very young and those over 65". Not 64, not 66, always precisely 65.
Like all those age 65 are the same. Not vulnerable to anything at 64; subject to die from anything a year later. Who decided 65 was the line in the sand past which you become more susceptible to dying just by waking up?
I think I'll stay in bed until someone explains this to me.