This is a very potent topic as right now we have the capabilities to keep people alive for much longer than ever before – ethically the greatest decisions we will probably ever have to make as human beings will be in our future and directly related to, “How long should we keep people alive against their will?” Here are some interesting thoughts and questions for you to consider –
- People who choose to smoke are killing themselves bit by bit every day. What is the difference between that type of ‘death wish’ versus any other? Should it be more OK for people to smoke themselves to death slowly rather that choose to die quickly? I wonder…?
- Do you think there are certain circumstances where people should be allowed to choose to die?
- Are there situations where others should be allowed to make decisions for them?
- Should people in pain or with a terminal illness be able to choose medically assisted death?
- What is the difference between the euthanasia of animals and humans?
What are your thoughts?