Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse.
The following is a famous line said by the actor John Derek in the film Knock On Any Door, which premiered on February 21, 1949. The idea is that you should live in the moment, ignore the risks and then die young. Unfortunately, today a lot of people seem to live after a similar philosophy when it comes to unhealthy food such as candy, soda and cookies.
Sören Gyll, former manager at Volvo, was living after the same philosophy, enjoying unhealthy food which gave him diabetes, resulting in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer. He went through a liver transplant in 2010 and gave the following quotation in a interview with SvD in 2011:
People claim they would rather live fast and die young, but what they tend to forget is that the last 10 years can be a living hell.
The point is that if you live fast and die young, your last 10 years can be a living hell with diseases and a broken body. If you on the other hand would skip unhealthy food you might feel like a 30-year old when you are 50.
I had the same view on life when I was young, thinking I wouldn’t grow old anyway, so why not party hard? When I grew older I became inspired by the famous Jack LaLanne, an american who was in better shape at the age of 90 than most Swedish people will become in their whole life.
Live now, take risks, avoid unhealthy, feel better and live longer!