A patient I had today told me that there are two reasons we die. One is because our bodies literally break down and are no longer able to withstand the stress of sustaining life, and the other reason is because our ability to tolerate and adjust to current societal norms and new generations breaks down and is no longer able to withstand the stress of sustaining life. She was annoyed, shall I say, with the “throw-away culture” in which we now live. I had a fascinating hour and a half with her. I hope to see her again, but I doubt I will have that luxury.