Similar to the planned obsolescence of electronics, we are daily imprinted with the idea of approaching death. For example, through the decay of the physical body and mind with age. The idea of preparing for it rather than resisting it has been part of my Eastern-European conditioning. I have observed how the conviction that at a certain age vitality and physical health decays played out. It caused people of rather young age to accept this idea. This idea then manifested in their physical bodies through disease.