The average lifespan of an adult is roughly 250 months. So, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the average person’s lifespan is around 250 years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 2.2 million deaths each and every year in the United States, and each year the number of deaths grows by around 30%. And that number of deaths is only going to grow even more in the coming years.
So the reality, it is only going to get worse. There are approximately 2.2 million people a year on death row in the United States. And each and every year, it seems our country is going to spend more money and resources on the wrongful convictions of innocent people of the same age as the people on death row.
It’s not just wrong. It’s immoral. It’s just a fact. Death row inmates are not convicted of a crime. They are not even charged with a crime. The only thing they have to look forward to is spending the rest of their lives being tortured and abused by people very much like them, and it’s not likely to last much longer.
That’s the same thing we’ve been saying for the last two years about the death penalty. It IS a system that places innocent people on death row for a crime they don’t commit, and that is wrong. It is a system that discriminates against people of color, and places innocent people in cages with the rest of the population. The whole thing is a lie.
The death penalty is a lie. I have no doubt that it is wrong, and I will stop at nothing to see it invalidated. But you know what? The fact is that, even if it is wrong, we have to abide by it. Nobody is entitled to live forever.
I think it is okay to say that someone is on death row, but we shouldn’t have to go to the very extreme of having their entire life sentence come into effect in a matter of months. For instance, I’ll be 64 years old, and I have never been convicted of any crime. I don’t have a criminal record, and I have never been in trouble with the police. I am not a danger to society, and I am not a danger to anyone else.
Most people, myself included, would say that someone on death row should get their sentence reduced, or that they should be moved to a more comfortable place. I could go back and forth on this point, but ultimately I think it is still a bad idea even if our lives are limited to a very specific amount of time. It’s hard to imagine someone with so little life remaining, but I think it’s important to remember that life is a finite resource.
This is one of the reasons why I think it’s so important to think about the length of your own life. On that note, this seems to be a time-frame that’s been around for a while already. In fact, every time there’s a new game or movie, one of the things that comes out almost immediately is that there are going to be a lot of scenes that are longer than the time of the average movie or game.
For instance, the game “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” was originally supposed to be made by a year, but the development team decided to go for five. The reason they made that decision was because the team was worried about the game being too long, but the developers felt that it was too short. That’s just one example of the hundreds of ways we could make our lives better.