“My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
Do people actually die of despair? They apparently do. And the good news is that if you have ever felt love and joy, it’s because it is built-in… hardwired into every human on the planet. “Knowledge” isn’t the knowledge you can get in college; it is the know-how of how to go within, to the heaven in your heart. Sorrow and grief, anger, revenge and rebellion, fear and loathing are not what you are; they are taught, not innate.
Something strange is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Among all ethnicities or races, as well as counterparts of other wealthy countries, the mortality rate for this group has been rising rapidly. In contrast, mortality rates of middle-aged black and Hispanic Americans continue to decline, as well as death rates for the old and young of all ethnic and races.
The increased mortality rate in this group led to a major investigation. The findings were surprising as the death rates in middle-aged white American group wasn’t caused by chronic disease. This was something unexpected and bizarre. So, why are middle-aged white Americans dying at a rapid rate?
A disturbing trend discovered by Nobel Memorial Prize winner
Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton who won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, made an incredible discovery after a careful analysis of health and mortality data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources between 1999 and 2013. They found that a group of middle-aged white Americans (ages 45 to 54) have an increased mortality rate that continues to increase. This trend is especially alarming as the death rate of other advanced countries, like the United Kingdom, have been declining by about 33 percent…
After analyzing health and mortality statistics, they reported that the epidemic of alcohol/drug abuse, diseases formed from those abuses (such as liver disease), and suicide are to blame. The economists noted that the group’s increasing midlife distress have led to self-inflicted mortality. Alcohol and drug use increased in the group with opioids being the drug of choice amongst the group to numb physical and mental pain…