USA news article today affirms another one of Solomon’s proverbs written 3000 years ago.
The Chicago Tribune article titled, Final overdoses again cut life expectancy in US, reports CDC.
What is most significant is that this is the second year in a row that USA life expectancy has decreased. The main reason is the huge 21 percent increase in drug overdoses.
Aside from people afflicted with terrible pain from diseases or accidents, drug addiction is an affliction of individual foolish choices. The result being a lower lifespan.
Long life is in her (Wisdom) right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. (Proverb 3:16
What is My Point
Notice I included sickness and accidents as a reason for wise uses of drugs. Recreational use in foolish when it lowers a person’s lifespan. I have written numerous posts on my concern that legalizing marijuana will result in higher auto and truck accidents, as well as lung and body diseases.
If interested, in my blog articles, enter marijuana in the search feature of my blogs.
One previous article described how King Solomon advised when it is wise to give wine, or any drug to a person. That time is when the person is dying.
In My Opinion
Sadly, the USA average lifespan will continue to decline if we do not wise up.
Is our nation dying from folly?
Is the motto of this blog wise or foolish?
“What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.”
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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