I agree. People use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to be happy. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "You might be healthy avoiding drugs, alcohol, and fast food, but I'd rather die you and happy than old and miserable". I usually respond with "I am happy. Are you really happy? You seem pretty edgy when you're not drunk, or run out of cigarettes". I usually get a half-assed answer and then the person changes the subject.
I think it's pretty clear that eating a ton of protein isn't a great idea. I always felt best on a high fat, low carb (but definitely high vegetable), moderate-low protein diet. I think when it comes to a diet tailored toward longevity whole foods, low calories, and lower protein (lower than Cordain recommendations) is the way to go. My meals recently have meat as a supplemental food, with lots of vegetables, healthy fats, some nuts, and some fruit. Works good for feeling healthy, but I don't know how it would go over for athletes.
There are dreams we’re taught are normal, whether it’s money or success or any of those things, but we shouldn’t believe in those things if they are not important to us. There is an ocean between our real lives and what is expected of us.” -Tim Lambesis