Across the majority of Humanity’s existence, I’ve beaten the spread. Today, sure, I’m less than halfway to the average, but in most times in the past, to get to my age meant I’ve passed the point where I could expect to die, on average.
I don’t take this lightly, by any means. I’m very lucky to live in a time frame where we’ve sorted out a lot of the major issues of basic survival. I truly appreciate that.
Now yes, maybe the future will be brighter and more wonderful and I’d have lived to be 1000.
But today? I’m happy.