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Is it just me or are many of my peers and cohorts dying? I am 41 and got too many falling off in the last few years.
Is stress knocking out Us younger guys.
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I’m 56, lost a 58 year old coworker a month ago.

Two years ago, lost a 49 year old coworker and 55 year old baseball teammate the same month.

All three of them were due to cancer.

When I was your age, I heard of a couple here and there. If you are finding out via Facebook or other ways, about people you know but are not actually friends with (actually seeing or talking to regularly), then perhaps it’s more the circle of friends has gotten much larger, including people who you know more than actual friends with.

My point is that with social media and even texting, we are finding it easier to touch base with people and find out about people we know or knew much much easier than generations prior.

It’s like violence in our cities…is it actually greater now, or just so much more known due to communication abilities and perhaps more transparency or even freedom of information laws in effect?


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Karch. Thank you for sharing but I am not on social media but get information via the phone and it is becoming a regular report these days. You know how information sharing works per the old ways, in which I am getting my info. But all that aside, I am losing many at an earlier age than expected.
Maybe I'm off base but I just want others perspective.
 

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Ok. Well, regardless, I’m sorry for the losses you’ve incurred. It is difficult to go through, and it does seem to be an aspect of getting older that is hard to get used.

I don’t think statistically much has changed except for Covid related deaths, and I don’t think you’re talking about this.

I will say the more social you are (not counting social media here), the more you will lose. :(


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I only know of one of my cohorts dying from Covid, the rest appear to be due to the hands they were dealt. BUT why so many are dropping under 50 for no defined medical reasons.
 

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I could see in the current climate how it’s possible. Stress is obviously a very real problem for a ton of people wether it be financially, personally, or medical. I just turned 42 mid December so I’m your age. I’ve had a few people I went to hs with that passed. One was an overdose one drank like a fish. The stress could be directly related to COVID , loss of job, sick loved ones, deaths of loved ones. Loss your ass in the market etc. if you already had underlying issues it’s definitely enough to push you to the next level. Last year when COVID shut shit down we closed our business not because we had to but out of caution for almost two months, was probably a loss of nearly 150k in revenue. Our family was fine and we came out of it fine but it was really stressful . Thinking of our employees and their financial impact. We continued paying then while we were closed talking the money out of our own pocket. Sorry for the rant but just a take. Everyone carries stress differently
 

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Karch. Thank you for sharing but I am not on social media but get information via the phone and it is becoming a regular report these days. You know how information sharing works per the old ways, in which I am getting my info. But all that aside, I am losing many at an earlier age than expected.
Maybe I'm off base but I just want others perspective.
You got perspectives that make sense but don’t line up with something extra you want to hear.


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Lay off the restaurants, eat your veg and fruits, exercise, and hope for the best. If you're predisposed to something (honestly, who among us isn't!), there's not much more that you have control over.
 
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Lay off the restaurants, eat your veg and fruits, exercise, and hope for the best. If you're predisposed to something (honestly, who among us isn't!), there's not much more that you have control over.
This.

A coworker who was in the Army Reserves was out jogging - dropped dead at 46. He was in pretty good shape and pretty healthy to everyone's knowledge.

That was shortly after I had a stem cell transplant for recurrent lymphoma - ten years ago last month.

Neither of us had family histories of either condition, or anything like it.

But likewise a girl I knew in HS was beaten to death on Christmas eve by her estranged boyfriend around the same time. She was one of the sweetest, nicest girls in our class.

So... shit happens. In some ways I think it stands out more due to the surprise, social media and word of mouth as Karch mentioned.

Hell, one of my school mates in grad school just dropped dead in his apartment one weekend - no drugs or alcohol or anything; it was just his time.


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Stress is the silent killer for sure.

I'm 34 & in the last 2 years about 10 ppl from my old high school have passed. None due to covid, a couple OD's but the rest were just random deaths. Fucked up part was most were a year or 2 younger than me.

May not seem like alot but considering we're talking about deaths from just 1 highschool, in some random town in Ontario. Could only imagine what the numbers are in the whole Toronto area.
 

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A lot of it is genetic predisposition - when your time's up, your time's up. That's it. I just hope it's not my pilot's time when I'm flying somewhere.
 

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Covid hasn't changed anything, especially if you're talking statistics. Average age of death WITH Covid is older than the average age of death in the U.S.
Shhh.

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I am 71 and sometimes I feel like the last man standing.
I still have two childhood buddies (known since we were 5 years old) an older brother and younger sister.
I should be dead from all the dumshit stuff I managed to do.
However, I survived a Calif. divorce so I feel pretty invincible. lol
 

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Going to NJ tomorrow my friends wife's funeral she died on the 28th and was 49. WTF. She worked for me for a few years and was a great lady.
 

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Covid hasn't changed anything, especially if you're talking statistics. Average age of death WITH Covid is older than the average age of death in the U.S.

So you're saying statistically, if I get Covid I'll live longer?
 
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