At age 82, the thought of Death hovers in the background of my mind. We all know that death is our eventual destiny, the only questions are, when and how? Tony Nicklinson, a victim of locked in syndrome has been physically in constant pain due to his illness. He began starve himself in hope of dying earlier.
He went to court seeking the legal right to die with assistance of medical staff so his death could be peaceful and without pain. His request was denied.
Mr. Nicklinson died yesterday. His children refused to announce how he died. Daughter Lauren commented: ‘Dad would rather live 51 years really happy than 90 years completely miserable.”
Frankly, I have no idea concerning my feelings if pain consumed my life. Would I continue fighting, would I seek death? I believe that decisiion belongs to the individual, not to society.