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Declining life expectancy in the usa a sign of a dying culture

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Life expectancy in the USA is declining because of hopelessness a clear sign of cultural decline https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/09/us-life-expectancy-has-been-declining-heres-why.html

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--> @billbatard

Thats an overgeneralization and not related to culture. There was culture during the Civil War in which half the country died. I agree that drug addiction and suicide is a problem, but we've been through worse and still had "culture." Very few would say that the Great Depression was a good time in America. Yet, the culture of America continued. For future reference, I would define what "cultural death" is at the beginning of the debate.

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everyone is on drugs, and those that arent are commiting suicide but our society isnt dieing? seriously?

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--> @Ragnar

I didn't die, but I lost my soul to the shadow realm. I suppose, in a way, that is spiritual death. Seriously, listening to Imagine Dragons is like having an ice pick wedged in your brain and letting it wriggle around before being dislodged and swung directly to your gonads. I don't know who sets out to make that kind of music, but it sure doesn't appeal to me. No offense to Imagine Dragons fans.

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--> @blamonkey

No one survived Imagine Dragon songs!

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--> @Ragnar

Thanks for the vote!

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--> @billbatard

Perhaps, but you need to explicitly link to the topic. How does death lead to a decline in Western culture? You could say that the death tarnishes Western Democracy and is indicative of civilization's slow descent into destruction, but that needs to be proven. Just saying that young people are dying isn't empirical proof of that, especially if we survived civil war, pandemics, and Imagine Dragon songs.

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But Anderson said the latest data suggest this mortality trend is heavily influenced by the ongoing drug epidemic and a rising rate of suicides nationwide. And many people dying as a result of those two causes tend to be younger than in recent decades, he said.

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But Anderson said the latest data suggest this mortality trend is heavily influenced by the ongoing drug epidemic and a rising rate of suicides nationwide. And many people dying as a result of those two causes tend to be younger than in recent decades, he said.

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But Anderson said the latest data suggest this mortality trend is heavily influenced by the ongoing drug epidemic and a rising rate of suicides nationwide. And many people dying as a result of those two causes tend to be younger than in recent decades, he said.

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what aspect of millions of dying drug addicts and Milions of suicidal teens doesn't scream decline to you?

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--> @blamonkey

Well, thank you! I guess these troll-ish people can shock you. I hope it turns out to be a good debate!

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--> @bmdrocks21

I didn't see their other debates, actually. I make it a habit not to judge anybody too soon. Perhaps they'll shock me. Also, the topic intrigued me. It isn't too often that I debate something related to society as opposed to nuts-and-bolts policy. Incidentally, nice debate on the death penalty. It is nice to see a death penalty debate not about outright banning it, lest the topic become tired.

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--> @blamonkey

Cashing in on the free wins now, too? Lmao

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were gonna get a nice ass-whooping!