We are all Gonna Die

May 26, 2010

It’s interesting what we worry about in life. Most of us, at one time or another, have probably worried about how our lives will end and wondered what we might do to extend the time we spend on this earth. If you watch the news, you may have come to the conclusion that this is a fairly violent world we live in and a disproportionate number of people die as the result of criminal acts and armed conflicts.

But according to a World Health Organization study, done in 2002, fewer than 3% of people died as the result of an intentional act. Seriously, of the 57,029,000 people who died that year (give or take a few), 1.5 % were suicides, 1% died as a result of criminal violence and only .3% were killed in armed conflict; that would be war. So, statistically speaking, out of every 100 deaths recorded, fewer than 3 were intentional, 30 were related to cardiovascular disease, 12 were the result of cancer and 6 were accidental.

But the reality is this, it doesn’t matter how you die, because you will die, what matters is that you are ready to die. Are you? Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.