This is just a musing I have had for a while.
The medicine as a field has seen vast improvements over the years, the survivability of a person and average age have boomed.
Is this such a good thing, really? For each of us individually, yes. Hell, if not for the incubators and similar early treatments, I would not even be here. What about the bigger picture? Are we, the humanity in general, slowly messing up our gene pool? Take away the healthcare, white and pink pills, and we are more screwed than the people some 100 years ago. Allergies, heart problems, the works. The fact that medicine helps us get to the age of reproduction is, in my humble opinion, not all that helpful in the bigger picture.
Don't scald me too harshly - I admit that without advances in medicine I would not have made to my first birthday.