The battle for life
I intend to live as long as my brain is still able to think, my lungs still able to oxygenate my blood, and my heart is still able to beat... or until some jerk pulls the plug because they do not value my right to life.
I find it sad that so many people today do not value their life, or the rights of others to live. And worse, that some people promote and/or encourage others to die. I know what it’s like to suffer from severe depression but I eventually was able to overcome that horrible affliction. If I had ended my life way back when I wanted to die, I would never have achieved my current love for life or been able to do all the things I have done since then. Personally, I am now very glad that I was not granted my wish to die back then!
No one should ever be encouraged to die because they have lost hope. Instead, people should do their best to help the sick find ways to heal and to give them that chance to find joy and learn to appreciate the most precious gift they were ever given, their life.
I do feel that our culture is getting ever more dangerously close to taking the choice of life away from individuals that they deem to be sick or worthless. In fact, I believe that society has already started down this bleak road. When a hospital can choose which patents die, even when the family and patient clearly want life, I believe that we have already began to cross the line of a sane and healthy society and enter into the outer fringes of hell, or to say it less dramatically, well on the way to becoming one very mentally deranged society.
Once we start down that road, of picking and choosing who lives and who dies, then that line can be stretched further and further until even someone who has the gall to stand up and say “This isn’t right!” may be subject to termination. By that time, all the physically and mentally handicapped, and homosexuals too, will have already been eliminated.
Is this way of thinking, that it is okay that some be removed from life for their imperfections, really what the morally right are being lead to think is right? I will stay well to the left of that way of thinking myself, thank you… even if it does mean that one day I may be terminated for un-drone-like thinking.
To me, life is a precious gift that should not be thrown away, or taken away by others without just cause. I feel that no one, not even the government, has the right to take someone’s life away from them unless it is in self-defense from a clear, and present, deadly adversary or to protect others from immediate threat of death.
These days, I even hate to kill bugs but I do find that to be a necessary evil sometimes.
For all those who wish to die, I can tell you with absolute understanding of how you feel that you can learn to love life if you give yourself a chance to live. Don’t let anyone take your life from you or let them talk you into death.