letter to NPR

Dear NPR –

Are you listening? Because I was today, and I heard a teaser for a news bit. Desk jobs increase our risk of dying.

NO. STOP SAYING THAT. NOTHING WE DO ON THIS EARTH INCREASES OUR RISK OF DYING.

Our risk of dying is EXACTLY the same as it was the day we were born. 100%. It will never change. No matter how sedentary or full of risk our employment is, it remains the same every day of our life.

So please, NPR, and all you other blabbers on TV and radio – pay attention to what you are saying. If you mean it increases our risk of dying prematurely, then say so! Do not leave out the modifier. It’s important.

Sincerely,

Sal

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