Human Condition: Live for the now, and you just might reach 99 | Entertainment/Life

Do I fear death? Yes.

Have I ever faced death? Yes.

I have been in car crashes and motorcycle crashes, floods and fires. I’ve been in hurricanes and typhoons and part of a combat zone. I spent decades traveling the world, working in shipyards under all kinds of conditions. And for five years, I worked in the most dangerous environment I had ever seen at that time, the offshore oil industry.

In these days of forced restrictions and coronavirus panic, I am reminded of an event in high school that led to a philosophy that I try to live by. Here is my story about the fear of death:

It was the mid-1960s, a time when we were just starting the physical fitness kick, eating better and exercising more. The family of a school friend were all involved with healthy living, avoiding sugar, eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking milk

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