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

pet peeves

Influential people.  People that others listen to.  The ones who say “you can reduce your risk of dying by…”

I have heard this at least three times recently – well, heard it twice, read it once.  Dr Oz in AARP magazine.  Dr Besser on ABC News, and someone I can’t recall, on NPR.

Now, I understand that what they were talking about is if you do this step, you will reduce your risk of dying of this one thing.  But what they SAY is if you do this one step, you reduce your risk of dying.  Period.

Well pardon me, but I think that no matter what you do, your risk of dying is 100%.  Isn’t it? 

I wish they would pay attention to what they are saying.

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