Will I Live To See 80 is much much too different than will I be alive when I am 80?

thanks to Angry Bear here:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Living to 80

Hat tip to CoRev

Will I Live to see 80?

Here’s something to think about.
I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and
exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, ‘Do
you think I’ll live to be 80?’

He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?’
‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’
Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?
‘I said, ‘No, my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!’
Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking,
or bicycling?’ ‘No, I don’t,’ I said.
He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’
‘No,’ I said

He looked at me and said,….
‘Then, why do you even give a shit?