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How to die (1) Tue, Jul 12, 2011
From a story about a guy with Lou Gehrig's disease who's opted out of treatment and is preparing for his inevitable end: 
If I let this run the whole course, with all the human, medical, technological and loving support I will start to need just months from now, it will leave me, in 5 or 8 or 12 or more years, a conscious but motionless, mute, withered, incontinent mummy of my former self. Maintained by feeding and waste tubes, breathing and suctioning machines.

No, thank you. I hate being a drag. I don't think I'll stick around for the back half of Lou.

I don't worry about fatty foods anymore. I don't worry about having enough money to grow old. I'm not going to grow old.

I'm having a wonderful time.
(via Kottke) #lifestyle

Comments:
Betsy Sun, Jul 15, 2012
Great article.  He's got an amazing attitude about life & death.  I'm having a little trouble navigating around your new site.  This "how to die" entry kept disappearing when I would go back & forth in your website.


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