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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
isnt that what we call a will ? and planning with family?
originally posted by: antar
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
A good discussion topic imo, for those not familiar with how close families do things I can see how it could be construed as an encroachment on their personal lives. To be forced to sit down with your family Physician and to make out an end life plan is scary for most that fear death enough as it is.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
I've only got a few years at max to go, so I'm always interested in this subject. Last year I had to plan my funeral, because I had just suffered a big brain haemorrhage and my family thought it was game over. I now have a do not resuscitate on my medical notes, I'm happy to die, I think I've accepted it. I certainly don't want to be kept alive, if it means living out my last days as a vegetable in a chair. There is nothing really to fear about death or what happens after. I've watched lots of Alan watts videos on the subject, which I find helpful
I don't want a religious funeral or a cremation . Ideally I would like a burial pod
I would also like to have psilocybin treatment before I die. I have been trying to organise this, but there are no ongoing trials. It doesn't stop death but helps terminally ill people come to terms with their deaths, some great research has been carried out at john Hopkins university. It involves taking a strong dose of hallucinogens that with the right guidance can help people feel more connected to life and helps them understand how life and death are all connected. I urge people to have a look at the work done on this subject as it's fascinating.
originally posted by: grahag
a reply to: JesseVentura
This is most definitely an individual right. Deciding when and how you die is one of the most intimate choices you can make for yourself.