"What’s going on here? Why aren’t the proles behaving like the healthier middle classes keep instructing them? It’s got to stop. It makes us middle-class people feel bad. ..."
"...But the truth is that seven extra years may cost more than a PPP health plan, a yearly gym membership and a lifelong abstinence from anything that looks like fun. It may cost you a long life that you never really lived in the first place."
Two short quotes from Tim Lott in The Times on 26th October 2007. He briefly explores the reasons why the poor do not live as long as the rich. He comes out with thoughts that I very much connect with, and I suspect you may feel the same.