My daughter sent me the following cartoon:
Pearls Before Swine
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I love it!
And it made me think of this man and his wife, who made the news earlier this month:
A renowned British conductor and his wife have died in the assisted suicide clinic Dignitas, their family said.
Sir Edward Downes, 85, was almost blind when he and his 74-year-old wife Joan travelled to Switzerland to end their lives, a family statement released to the BBC said.
The statement, released by their son and daughter, Caractacus and Boudicca, said the couple died on July 10 "under circumstances of their own choosing" after a struggle with serious health problems.
It said: "After 54 happy years together they decided to end their own lives rather than continue to struggle with serious health problems.
"They died peacefully and under circumstances of their own choosing, with the help of the Swiss organisation Dignitas in Zurich."
Click here for story, via The Press Association.
I hope I have that freedom, when my time comes.
I want to make that choice for my own life and it's end. I want to be able to decide if I have had enough. And I hope that my family is as supportive as the children mentioned above.
I want to decide when my time is up. Not someone else who wants to push their views or beliefs onto everyone else.
In the future, I hope this becomes legal in the USA and that we would have this choice in my own country.
But, if need be, I will be more than happy to take a nice, final flight to Switzerland.