There appears to have been quite a few people dying lately in various accidents - on the road and off. Possibly because it's summer and there are more people out doing things. The thing that made me notice though, was the fact that the were almost all "living the dream"
Romanian conservationist : living the dream
Rotorua truckie: top guy doing what he'd been born to do (drive trucks).
Wanaka teen: lived life to the full.
And that was just in today's paper. I know people try to speak well of the dead but it's rather grim - it could almost give the impression that it's dangerous to be happy doing whatever it is that you do.