What’s the point of doctors and medicine?
Everyone will die of something.
- WhoLv 72 months ago
the make the gap from birth the widest
- Gryphyn39Lv 62 months ago
Life is technically an STD.
- JoeLv 42 months ago
The point is that your ancestors usually died by age 18. Nearly one-third of all births resulted in death by age three.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
yes, but WHEN? I prefer to avoid dying when it isn't required yet. Besides, a lot of medicine isn't just about life versus not-life, it has a lot to do with quality of life, and minimizing pain and suffering is often a good thing, in my view.
I'll give you a simple example: one time I caught giardia somehow, I don't know exactly how, but it made me empty my innards to a toilet as one runny mess, for days on end, on and off for several weeks before I saw a doctor. Maybe the giardia would have eventually killed me, I do not know, but I sure as frig do know that having to stay near toilets just in case was not something I wanted to do until I did die.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Not everyone has to die just because they got hit by a car or fell off a ladder or got shot.
But if you think there is no point, then don't use medicine (that means no aspirin or anything else) or doctors (that means when you have an appendix burst you stay home and ride it out).
- slavco tLv 52 months ago
They can help you if there is a cure for certain diseases.
- PetterLv 72 months ago
True, everyone dies sooner or later, but to postpone it a bit? Make your living life better?