The Trauma of Being Alive – NYTimes.com

I like to say that if we are not suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, we are suffering from pre-traumatic stress disorder. There is no way to be alive without being conscious of the potential for disaster. One way or another, death (and its cousins: old age, illness, accidents, separation and loss) hangs over all of us.”

The Trauma of Being Alive – NYTimes.com.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/opinion/sunday/the-trauma-of-being-alive.html?smid=pl-share

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