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Old 04-20-2008, 09:00 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by lazygood4nothinbum View Post
"our life is always deeper than we know, is always more divine than it seems, and hence we are able to survive degradations and despairs which otherwise must engulf us."~~william james 1842-1910
So there's some point to waiting in my bed, hoping some minimum wage employee will show up to change my diaper and roll me over before the bed sores fester?

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Old 04-21-2008, 12:45 AM   #42
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there i go again, forgetting to properly point to what i refer. i thought it obvious. i posted the quote as comment on the debated source of inner strength.

it is one thing to believe or not in god (the generic, not the brand-named god) while quite another to believe one knows the mind of god.

the belief in god in itself is no sure basis for the decision to either hasten the end of life or to prolong dying. an atheist might very well think that the dying process should be experienced in drawn-out fashion if just to satisfy curiosity while a theist might very well believe that god given free will allows for a cleaner break from life. that i believe in my free choice to end my life by my hand or by festering sores is no indication as to whether or not i believe in god.

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Reading this depressing thread. I think I have a market opportunity for a new product.

Quality of life longevity insurance. As long as I am in reasonable good physical and mental health, I get a nice check to pay for my home health care or good nursing home. But once, my life goes down hill, the insurance company would have every incentive to pull the plug!
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What would I do if I had Alzheimers? Keep meeting new people. (Get it??)
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
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What would I do if I had Alzheimers? Keep meeting new people. (Get it??)

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