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Thoughts on life and death

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Her experience got me thinking about death.

Death is something that to most young people is little more than an abstract thought that occasionally flits through their minds.

As we enter middle-age, death becomes more personal. By then many of our school chums have departed, but we somehow, like the youngsters, think death is a long way off and tend to ignore it. Whether death comes by cancer or some mysterious disease or even a violent car crash, it always happens to the other guy — at least in middle age.

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