MarthaP wrote:A Fine Kind of Madness is also a great read.
I'm with you, Dow - when I'm no longer capable of living the life I choose I'll buy a one-way ticket up a snow-covered peak, sans regrets, and never look back. It's not only a right, but an honor to be able to make that choice.
I'm currently in a heated debate with a gal whose friend took his life earlier this year. He was clearly in some sort of pain no one wanted to recognize. Everyone's angry because he left a wife who's "never worked a day in her life."
Maybe there's a lesson in that for the wife somewhere...but they're all too busy getting their hate on for a dead guy. Truly sad.
MarthaP wrote:I'm resurrecting this thread for two reasons: I'm reading Good Morning, Midnight right now, and the right-to-die conversation continues to come to light. Today in the NY Times (http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/the-way-we-die-now/) the debate continues. Most importantly are some of the most compelling comments made by readers I've ever encountered.
As Chip Brown points out and which continues to empower my beliefs, it's not suicide, it's self-fulfillment. And for those who see death an equal part of life, who's to be afraid?
blazin wrote:the latter should have the courage and strength to face it
MarthaP wrote:is a typical response to those who have never lived with or faced deep depression.
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