I watched a tv show that we recorded awhile back today. It was about assisted suicide.
Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die You can watch it in full here if you like and have time.
It was very powerful and I thought about it most of the day. I can’t help but wonder about things like this… maybe I'm morbid or maybe I think there is something to this, being able to choose.
My Grandpa and my Aunt both killed themselves… Neither were ill but both suffered from depression. Which is an illness I know and today I have thought about the way I look at depression as an illness. That’s the part that I get confused about the most.
I think if a person is ill and in pain they deserve to have a choice… but what is pain? Does it just have to be from an illness and physical? This is what I asked myself today…
The conclusion I have come to is this…
Nothing so important as life or death should be taken lightly or with little thought. My family members most likely would not have done what they did if they took more thought about what they were doing. I think they were feeling hopeless and helpless at that moment. And a moment can and does pass.
I think it’s only in Switzerland that a person can choose to die even if they are not physically ill but rather "weariness of life" is the reason. This I am not sure about. But again I just don’t know.
I am not here to judge anyone…
I don’t know what I would do? Even if I were in pain so bad I don’t know if I could take my own life. I don’t know… I guess there are so many factors in things like this one could really never say for sure unless they themselves were in that situation.
I think it should be a right to choose if you want to die but I think it’s a very serious decision to make and should be done with the professional people and really only if it is a last hope. But in saying that I don’t feel I have the right to impose what I think are the limits to anyone. I truly cannot say something about any other person other than myself. I have not walked in anyone else’s shoes and I don’t know the pain others feel and how they feel it.
I thought the grave yard was the right place for a photo today and on my way home I stopped by and sat in the car and the rain looking at all of the people that had gone. I couldn’t help but wonder how they might have wanted the end of their life to be different. I wondered if anyone there would have taken their life if they had the facilities and the right to do so. I wondered…
This is just a link with information… I hope no one here ever needs this or knows anyone that does but if they do I hope they have the option to do so even if they chose not to I still hope they have the choice to control their life and death.
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