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Old and Worn Out? Why Not Suicide?

beagal Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 5:21 PM
Having worked as a funeral director, and from personal familial experiences, there is life after death. John 2000, thanks for a great comment!

This week, blogger Wesley J. Smith directed his readers' attention to an article on written by Lillian B. Rubin. Eighty-eight years old and in failing health, Rubin speculates about our society's fear of death, the taboo surrounding elder suicide, and her own struggles with "ambivalence" about taking her own life. She challenges the notion that suicide is the coward's way out, insisting that – on the contrary – to accept the fact of one's "diminishing existence" and to take decisive action to end one's suffering is an act of immense courage.

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