Forestalling the inevitable

You’re gonna die ultimately, right?  Your life is a negative-expectation game.  No matter what you do, you’re dead.  You can eat your broccoli.  You can take the whole thing and just shove it in your mouth.  You’re still gonna die.  But by doing what you do, you can push off death another few months, a few years, in order to take more for yourself out of life.

The golden touch: Rolling with lords of the craps table Harpers, Dec 2008, Pg 77