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    Eat, smoke and drink as you please?

    Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 – July 19, 1982) was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he termed his "relative state" formulation.

    Everett, who believed in quantum immortality, died suddenly at home on his bed at the age of 51. Everett's obesity, frequent chain-smoking and alcohol drinking almost certainly contributed to this, although he seemed healthy at the time.

    About Hugh's death his son, Mark Oliver Everett, later said:

    I think about how angry I was that my dad didn't take better care of himself. How he never went to a doctor, let himself become grossly overweight, smoked three packs a day, drank like a fish and never exercised. But then I think about how his colleague mentioned that, days before dying, my dad had said he lived a good life and that he was satisfied. I realize that there is a certain value in my father's way of life. He ate, smoked and drank as he pleased, and one day he just suddenly and quickly died. Given some of the other choices I'd witnessed, it turns out that enjoying yourself and then dying quickly is not such a hard way to go.

    Source: Hugh Everett III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Given some of the other choices I'd witnessed, it turns out that enjoying yourself and then dying quickly is not such a hard way to go.

    I agree but it's usually a slow death from liver disease or cancer or whatever.....I'd eat and drink and smoke (or whatever) at will if it meant the above.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 July 19, 1982) was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he termed his "relative state" formulation.

    Everett, who believed in quantum immortality, died suddenly at home on his bed at the age of 51. Everett's obesity, frequent chain-smoking and alcohol drinking almost certainly contributed to this, although he seemed healthy at the time.

    About Hugh's death his son, Mark Oliver Everett, later said:

    I think about how angry I was that my dad didn't take better care of himself. How he never went to a doctor, let himself become grossly overweight, smoked three packs a day, drank like a fish and never exercised. But then I think about how his colleague mentioned that, days before dying, my dad had said he lived a good life and that he was satisfied. I realize that there is a certain value in my father's way of life. He ate, smoked and drank as he pleased, and one day he just suddenly and quickly died. Given some of the other choices I'd witnessed, it turns out that enjoying yourself and then dying quickly is not such a hard way to go.

    Source: Hugh Everett III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    that kind of abuse can often lead to slow painful deaths. don't count on his dads luck

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    I think it would be an illiterate act, if you will eat smoke or drink as you will feel good or be pleased. As we need to be very careful in whatever we use to eat and other things like smoking or drinking as these could cause some serious health matters at the end which leads to death. So, there is no way to opt for eat, smoke or drink whatever please you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patric View Post
    I think it would be an illiterate act, if you will eat smoke or drink as you will feel good or be pleased. As we need to be very careful in whatever we use to eat and other things like smoking or drinking as these could cause some serious health matters at the end which leads to death. So, there is no way to opt for eat, smoke or drink whatever please you.

    You live only as long as God wills.

    I've known teetotalers who died of heart attacks at 30.

    I have friends of my dad still alive who drink beer for breakfast, whiskey from 10am to pass-out time, chain smoke all day, and never ate a vegetable that was not cooked with bacon or salt meat, or ate any fish, fowl or meat that was not fried, and are pushing 90.

    Reminds me of deer.

    So often you let a deer walk, that you could have killed but didn't, only to hear a shot two or three minutes later, in the direction they walked off.

    I let two go Friday, like that, and they got shot as soon as they crossed the fence to other property.

    When your number is up, your number is up.

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    Most people who smoke, eat or drink as they please will develop life-long disorders that make their lives difficult and in some cases downright miserable. Then there are the deadly diseases associated with them.

    Smoking:
    Emphysema
    Lung Cancer
    Oral cancer
    Arteriosclerosis
    Osteoporosis
    Chronic bronchitis
    Hypertension
    Impotence
    COPD
    Stroke
    ... to name a few

    Overreating or eating poorly:
    Obesity
    Cardiovascular disease
    Diabetes (with or without complications)
    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
    Sleep apnea
    Hypertension
    Osteoarthritis and allied disorders
    Stroke
    Myocardial infarction
    ... to name a few

    Alcohol
    Hepatic disease
    Alcoholism
    Dementia
    Anemia
    Mental illness
    Pancreatitis
    Kidney stones
    Diabetes mellitus
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    Cancer
    ... to name a few.

    So no, this is not a good philosophy and you're much more likely to be miserable, ill and to die of cancer or another chronic or terminal illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridgeman View Post
    You live only as long as God wills.

    I've known teetotalers who died of heart attacks at 30.

    I have friends of my dad still alive who drink beer for breakfast, whiskey from 10am to pass-out time, chain smoke all day, and never ate a vegetable that was not cooked with bacon or salt meat, or ate any fish, fowl or meat that was not fried, and are pushing 90.

    Reminds me of deer.

    So often you let a deer walk, that you could have killed but didn't, only to hear a shot two or three minutes later, in the direction they walked off.

    I let two go Friday, like that, and they got shot as soon as they crossed the fence to other property.

    When your number is up, your number is up.
    God has nothing to do with it.

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