posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:48 PM
Most societies and cultures on Earth that I'm aware of have villified and tabooed it, but it seems to me that one of the most basic rights of a
living, conscious being is to choose to end one's own life.
The mature, responsible decision of a conscious entity, ready to go forward to the next stage of the journey. It really all depends on what this life
means to you, how it fits into the totality of one's existence, and what goals one has while in this human form and whether all goals and
'loose-ends' have been met and 'tied-up'.
It doesn't have to be a terrible and sad event.
It could be no different than ancient sailors setting out to find the ends of the oceans. One gathers ones family together and makes one's goodbyes.
A 'Bon Voyage, for now', safe in the knowledge that we will meet again if the fates will it.
Emotional, yes. Tearful, sure. Tragic and sad? Only if we make it seem an illness.
It's all a matter of attitude.
We are still mostly earthbound animals acting on instincts of survival. We won't always be.