In most developed countries the “….actual prime of life is age 7; after you turn 7, your risk of dying doubles every 8 years.”
This piece of information was gained from the book, “The Thing About Life is that One Day
You’ll be Dead”, by David Shields.
Knowing that theory makes me think I must be like the cat with nine lives, to have reached the age that I have. But, what a scary thought to think that one’s risk of dying increases at such a rate.
Of course, it doesn’t mention what the death rate is for a 7 year-old, to start with.
I mean, WHAT is it that actually doubles? Is this a real theory? Or is it just a piece of fiction?
On another tack…if you are reading this, (and it’s a true fact) then be thankful that you have reached this far in your life!
Just another amazing fact to store in the recesses of your brain.