Satoru, I commute to work by car every day. Lately I have been seeing more bad accidents. They have made me more aware of my mortality and the fragility of life. Your comments would be much appreciated.

I have always lived by three credos; “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” “Do anything you want, with style, as long as you don’t hurt anyone,” and that, “Life is too important to be taken seriously so a sense of humor is the most important aspect of any successful loving relationship.” Keeping faith with myself I have tried to keep the candles burning at both ends with a blowtorch. I have been burning bright for as long as I can remember. But there comes a juncture in everyone’s life were the realization of the end of their mortality become overwhelmingly apparent. How you face this inevitability is filled with a multiplicity of emotions, final plans, regrets, resolves and realizations. Untimely everyone dies alone regardless of family, loved ones, children, friends and lovers.

Death is nature’s way of telling you to slow down, and when you drive not to tailgate.

Thirty thousand people die and are injured in car accidents every year. If you drive, don’t tailgate, buckle up, avoid distractions, do not text, drive too fast, or have your ego involved in your driving actions. Walk more for short trips. Heart attacks, obesity and car crashes kill more people then terrorist attacks.