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Originally posted by nixie_nox
I watched my grandfather die a long, painful, embarrassing death due to parkinson's disease.
Not only was a once WWII veteran incapicitated, it drained all the money he worked hard and couldnn't leave my grandmother because it took a year for him to die.
And left her broke.
Yes, I 100% agree with this.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by darkelf
To suffer is to be human, to steal from Buddhist wisdom. A life without suffering is not life.
That may sound sadistic yes, but I have hopes that they can keep pain away in the final hours.
I watched my Grandmother die for 10 years, losing her mind and sanity. Did she suffer? Yes. Would I want them to die, no. Dignity seems to be some kind of important aspect at the end of life I do not understand. My grandmother lived for a little over 90 years. She died not knowing much and senile. But she had not lost any dignity in my eyes.
Maybe I'm a fool. But inhuman is acting in such a way as to make death readily available. I really can't say I have an answer, but that does not mean F it all, let them die. It means I don't have an answer.
if you have a few weeks left to die, enjoy them. Don't pop a pill and die.
I do. I'm pretty swell. I'm pretty sure most people on the Earth live a life of suffering, and yet they are some of the happiest people on Earth. You make the best of what you have. What I've noticed in America is the inability to know how to do this and it is troubling.