Monday, August 10, 2009

Thought: Those Who Enjoy [Be]moaning

"The Average life expectancy for men and women in the US has shot up pfrom 46.3 and 48.3 years, respectively, in 1900 to 74.1 and 79.5 in the year 2000. In the EU, the average life expectancy in 2002 was 75.5 years for men and 81.6 years for women, an increase of roughly thirty-three years since the beginning of the twentieth century. Those who enjoy bemoaning their fate must acknowledge that on average they can do so for far longer and in far greater comfort than ever before." (McMahon 2006, 466)

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