Health is much more about optimizing today’s enjoyment, than living a long life. Modern medicine has reached a standstill with longevity at the population level, now we must start focusing on everyday happiness and satisfaction with your life.
In other words, today’s medical problems are now really social problems. How can we provide more jobs so that people can afford a nice life? How can we learn to invest in experiences rather than things? How can we improve our relationships with our family and friends?
Life expectancy in the United States has dropped slightly — by about a month — after inching up in most years, the government reported Thursday.
The preliminary report indicates that a baby born in 2008 can expect to live 77.8 years if current trends continue. That is down a bit from a high of 77.9 years for 2007. A similar dip occurred in 2005, and life expectancy also dropped in 1993.