Why I Hope to Die at 75

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/

The tittle and final paragraphs of our “Antifragile” last commented chapter brought to my memory this text that appeared very recently and got a lot of attention in the Net and ignited a lot of controversy too.

The basic idea is that there is no use in living beyond human dignity and it is unfair to toll our children with the memories of our sad last years that are going to erase the image that we imprinted in them when we were young and lively adults.

He wants to die at 75 (now he says so). But he is against suicide and euthanasia. He just proposes to let nature do its way. After 75 no medical treatments other that palliatives. No antibiotics no chemotherapy no medical checks.

Worth reading.

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