This morning I watched cnn. A cnn doctor/correspondent had this segment titled "Chasing Life" in which he was investigating and reporting, along with an expert, how one can add a year, two, or three, simply by turning around a habit, changing lifestyles, being aware of genealogic medical family history, etc, with himself as the subject of the investigation. Now, I'm not very good at phrasing things, so if anyone else here saw that segment and I have misrepresented anything, please correct me. So, there it was. And I was thinking: why in the world would anyone want to live to be a hundred, or even more than 80, in such a sick world as this ? Consider: A psychopath guns down 32 young lives, and then kills himself; Another self-centered individual kills his hostage, and then himself, at the NASA space center in Florida; A father poisons his kid with lighter fluid; The Abu Sayyaff in the Philippines beheaded 7 working men who had nothing at all to do with their "struggles"; In this board, the Arminians and the Calvinists keep trying to bash each other down (at this time there seems to be quiet, though); I toasted the bread a color too much; My favorite parakeet broke her long beautiful tail; A prominent Democrat just told our soldiers who go out and face dangers everyday they are fighting a war that is already lost; A 12 year old boy beheads a man; An actor calls his 11 year old daughter a pig; Media jumps at this and plays the tape over and over again for all the world to hear. (I am the one getting embarrassed. I don't know about you). This afternoon, the news will be no better. Tonight we are going to bed worried about the fact that the front door has no other lock in it except the doorlock. Tomorrow, I am going to wake up with a stiff neck, an aching back, and stare at a face daily growing older. With a world like this, who wants to live over 80 ? I'd rather go home.