Archive for December, 2011

How I Want to Die (My End of Life Strategy)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

 I’m 56 years old.  I might have 20 or 30 years left, but I believe it’s more like 10 or 15.  Regardless, since any of us could die at any time, I believe that it’s time for me to consider how I want to die.  This is simply a practical matter for me, not a gruesome one.  We should each have a living will, and we should be willing (and even eager) to discuss it.  It is my choice to die a natural death, with dignity, but I have placed particular constraints on what I believe a natural death looks like.  I believe that there are things we can do to promote dying in a healthy and sound way, and this kind of death looks much different to me than what many people choose.  There are three aspects to my end-of-life strategy:  spiritual, physical, and financial. 

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