Chances of Dying Depend on Where You Live?

Here I go with words again.
A few days ago (on December 27th) I wrote about the following sentence I found in a Parade Magazine article: "More specifically, weekly churchgoers have a lower risk of death than those who never set foot inside a place of worship."
Not long after reading that article, I saw this headline on the computer screen with the day’s news: “US Map Predicts Chance of Dying.”
Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I need a map to predict my chance of dying.
That headline grabbed my attention, though, so I clicked on the link to read the article. This story was about a University of South Carolina study concerning natural disasters, i.e. hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and such. The researchers point to a greater of chance of being a victim of a hurricane in some places than in others, for example. Some geographic regions are prone to tornados, some to hurricanes, some to earthquakes and so on.
No doubt there are increased chances of dying as a result of a natural disaster in some areas of the country but no one can ever convince me that there are just increased chances of dying based on where one lives. That’s one thing we all have in common. It’s a future we all share!

1 comment:

Angie A. said...


You're exactly right - dying is not a matter of "if," it's a matter of "when."

BTW - thanks so much for the link to my blog. Thrilled me to see my name.

Nothin' could be finer ...

P.S. McManus
The Road I'm Traveling

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