posted on May, 16 2006 @ 10:27 AM
Death with dignity. There seems very little dignity involved in dying for the most part, but you are right, BH, a living will is the only way to go,
if you wish to have at least some dignity accorded to you in the event you or a loved one is unable to articulate their wishes concerning their death.
The state seems all too willing to step in where they are not wanted, or perhaps needed in some cases.
I ascribe to the belief that where there is life, there remains hope. Euthenasia, or assisted suicide if you prefer, is giving in to the Reaper. I
would just as soon spit in his eye for as long as possible. Eventually we all lose that fight, of course, but I'd just as soon he have to work for
This is my view, and I fully realize that alot of you won't agree with me, and I wouldn't force my views on any of you in this matter.
Thinking this over, I can only think of one instance where I would even contemplate having myself euthenised. That would be in the event that I would
contract a fatal bug, such as Ebola, or some such. Facing that sort of horrific death is more than I am equipped to handle. I'd just as soon take
my chances in the afterlife.