So; "life's too short." Life is not to short. Well not our lives. The average death age of men in 2009 was 78, women 81. Surely such a comment as "life's too short" would be a generalisation having taken into account an average; 79/80 years is not a short time by anybodies standards until it's passed. But most of the time you sit there.
Waiting for it to tick by anyway.