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10-05-2013, 05:07 AM
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As has been stated, The Natural lifespan of a Klingon is greater then a Human, not shorter. Though keep in mind humans also have longer lifespans then they do in present day.
The thing to remember is that Klingons, by nature of their culture and lifestyle, tend to rarely live out there natural lives. More often then not, dying in battle.
Indeed. This is true of many warrior cultures. The average life expectancy is shorter because the youthful die young in glorious battle. Kor in "Once more unto the Breech" (DS9) even warned to the young members of the Rottarren crew who were mocking him "Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it's fresh from the vine. But don't live too long... The taste turns bitter... after a time." Similarly, Douglas MacArthur said "Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away."