The Final RIght
Euthanasia is a complex topic with no right or wrong answers. The law, as it stands, in most countries prohibits it. A few countries allow it in a limited manner. It is not something people talk about in general. Talking about it would bring the painful ironies of our world into plain sight which would be quite unbearable for the vast majority of people.
The real problem with euthanasia is neither legal nor moral. The fact that a person would voluntarily choose to end their life forces us to see the world as it really is and not how we choose to view it. The world is indifferent and we are responsible. Both, for how it is and how it should be. Once we recognize this fact, we can change it.
I believe it stands to reason that if a sane person wants to end their life for reasons that are apparent to any sensible person, unmotivated by religious or other constructed sensibilities, then that person should be allowed to exercise their right to decide their own destiny. People who do not have the answers should not stop others from seeking theirs.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy