Death is Not Optional.
None of us likes to think about dying, but we all know that death is not optional. If you’re like most people, you’d like to go “poof” in the night – go to sleep and just not wake up.
Wouldn’t we all wish to die in our sleep next to someone we love?
For most of us, though, the end of life is more complicated.
We become sick. We develop chronic, debilitating conditions. We get incurable diseases. Or maybe we’re involved in a serious accident that leaves us severely disabled.
We then turn to medical science to “fix” whatever is “broken” – to cure the incurable and to give us back our lives. Sometimes medicine really can work miracles.
But while modern technology might be able to save lives, it can also prolong the dying process.
So it’s up to each of us to decide in advance when enough is enough – what types of treatment we want and don’t want – how we want our lives to end.