posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by rtcctr
It's a very interesting topic and I don't really think there are any right or wrong answers to this.
I used to have a living will that confirmed I did not want to be resuscitated but that was before I had children. Now my views have changed and I
honestly think that if I can be resuscitated, so I can be around for them, then that's what I'd want.
What if someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness - should they choose not to try any treatments? What if someone has a headache - should they
just suffer the headache as part of God's will?
I don't have a definite view on 'God' and what he/she/it actually is but I do believe in a higher intelligence to the whole universe. Whatever
that intelligence is, it also gave us the ability to be able to resuscitate, so why not? I have a great life and I wouldn't want to give that up
without a fight. That's not to say that I wouldn't want to have the right to uthenasia though. If I had a terminal illness and reached a point
where my suffering was too much then I'd like the option to end my life.
I think it all comes down to individual choice and I'd respect someone else's decision not to be resuscitated.