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Comment 14 by VrijVlinder

He told me just what you said that life is like that. All beings are born, live reproduce, then die. I asked why? He said every thing has a lifespan. Like a pair of shoes, you buy them new you use them after they wear out they are discarded. Lifespan is something we can't control but we can help ourselves live longer by living healthy lives.

I think children should learn this fairly young.

Pet hamsters and gerbils only live a couple of years or so. Cats 15+.

Genes determine the range of a lifespan (barring accidents), so planning based on reality is a good idea. Unrealistic expectations will cause stress and disappointment.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:38:18 UTC | #937172