The agreement between birth and death is set, whether we consciously carry this agreement in our awareness or not. Within this initial agreement, we will often seek amendments and modifications.
If we can not disentangle the agreement between birth and death, then, we can at least, we reason, stave off death. In this way, we feel a sense of control related to death. Some will take this sense of control and be driven to make decisions they hope will prolong their lives. Of course, others may attempt to modify the agreement between birth and death by making decisions in the opposite direction, ones that can potentially shorten lives.
What actions do you take, or witness other taking, in an attempt to modify the agreement between birth and death?