mrsdudara, It's not 'natural' to me right now, either. I'm just being open-minded about it. I'm just saying that even though I have no desire to
kill myself now, there may be a situation in which I would find it quite natural and the right thing to do.
Let's say there's some sort of cataclysmic event in the US that causes a lot of death. Bird Flu or a terrorist attack or the government is gathering
people up to put them in 'hospitals'. Let's say my husband dies because of these events and I know 'they' are coming for me. I'd rather die. It
would be (to me) the most natural thing to take my life instead of having it (or my freedom) taken by someone else.
Another example is a terminal disease. I've watched my mother and my best girlfriend die of cancer. I've had cancer myself. I was lucky. I got it
off of my body before a war waged within me. They didn't have that opportunity. If I am ever in a position that I get cancer and it cannot be sliced
off of my body, I refuse to allow my body to be a battleground. At that point, I have decided to die. Why not make it fast and painless if I can? Why
let something take over me slowly, painfully, eating away at me a little every day? It seems the most natural thing in the world to put me out of my
mysery and prevent a LOT of suffering by a LOT of people who love me...
And regardless whether or not I can imagine a situation in which I
think it's a natural thing to do, I can't bring myself to lay that
judgment on everyone else. In other words, just because it's not natural TO ME right now, doesn't mean it's not natural (or acceptable) for someone
I am not at all afriad of death. Death is natural!
It's as natural as birth. Deciding to make myself die is as natural as deciding to have a
Life comes and goes. Ebb and flow. We're all just so hung up on the stigma that death is a bad thing. I just don't believe that anymore.
I'm fully committed to this life as long as I have it, but when it's time for me to go, for whatever reason
, I will know that and I am
comfortable with that. And if I need to facilitate it, I will be happy to.
That's just my perspective on the issue.