Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Death Counter

"Every two minutes someone has a heart attack", the TV has just told me.

Today people ran around Canary Wharf in aid of the British Heart Foundation. They did 1 to 6 laps of 1.5 km for the charity. I wish I had. I can see the link with running for this charity because fitness is an issue when it comes to heart disease.

I do though think about how we see charities and issues and whether we practice a sort of triage on them. We sort out who we can help with our limited time and resources. Unfortunately if we don't know about the issue or problem we can't deal with it which is why we have the adverts... and even they cannot tell us the full story...just the edited highlights...or lowlights.

For as much of the full picture as you can get, check out the real time Death Counter . This is the World Health Organization Statistical Clock Based on Annual Death Rates For Listed Diseases and Traumas.

Some believe....

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

However Elie Wiesel believes...

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Lets not be indifferent.

2 Comments:

At 9/6/06 7:51 pm, Blogger Keeley said...

The oddest thing just happened i posted a comment earlier but the computer told me i didnt any way...lol. it is quite strange that we both seemed the need to post something about death. but then it is an issues that somepeople do not like to speak about, however death is Inveitable. I have just realised that this post has taken me longer than two mintues to write so i am now worried about the fact that some has just died of a heart attack. Any way interesting post Roz

 
At 9/6/06 9:57 pm, Blogger Keeley said...

oh and Roz we still need to the marathon at some point..

 

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