posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: droid56
Many many years ago I worked in a nursing home. One of my favorite residents was an old college professor, her body had gone long before her mind,
which was still sharp as a whip. I'll always remember the stacks of books beside her bed, and the first time she talked to me, she pegged the part of
the country I was from based on an accent I didn't know I had. She could not take care of herself and required my help for basic things like going to
I loved to provide the care, have conversations with her and enjoy her wit. She had taught people her whole life, and this was her down time after
decades of service, her time to think and relax and be, and be cared for.
And she was cared for. This care, like for so many seniors who can't take care of themselves anymore, came from a SUPREME moral authority. I would
DARE any Wall Street jerk to say what you said, that it was time - after a long life of work - for her to die when she couldn't work any more. I
would watch them be crushed by the wheels of moral truth.
I don't think this is the point you're trying to make, I think you are expressing a personal choice. But I still feel its important to say, you do
have a choice, you have a personal value that goes beyond your contributions to the economy and some one else's pocket book. I think its really
important to always remember that.