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Subject: Re: Who Should Pay? Medical Story from the Trenc Date: 7/7/2013 10:42 AM
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Hi Whafa,

So, yes then. Let them die, right? I wish the people on this board who are making comparisons between people and cars (or fire insurance, or any of the other inane comparisons) would just go out and say it and stop beating around the bush. Let's let them die, right?

In virtually *EVERY* case there is a point where some individual declares *EXACTLY* that decision; "let's let them die'.... because we simply can't effectively keep delaying it.

Why are you so uncomfortable with death, whafa? You're doomed for it, you know?

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Poz,

And who gets to determine that point for the rest of us?

You do, for you... I do, for me... etc.
We determine it by how we plan for the unexpected/unknown.... or don't.
We determine it by how we maintain our vehicle *prior* to breakdown.
We determine it by how we prepare the people around us for inescapable eventualities.

Who else *SHOULD* determine that?
(Is it actually even *POSSIBLE*?)


Look... I had an incredible lesson when my daughter died in my arms, irretrievably, without any known cause;

Life is ALWAY terminal! Fighting to extend it never ever *EVER* compares to how you actually live it, in the present, while it is vital and fully in your hands.

Death is as much a part of every one of our lives as was birth. You cannot stop or avoid it... only delay it, and often only for moments... and more often than not, we've unnecessarily pissed away exponentially more quality moments from neglect in advance of death than anything we retrieve by delaying it.

That's not to say rush into death... but rather, rush into and embrace LIFE, NOW, TODAY!

Death is unavoidable... do yourself a favor and live that way!

Dave
(And with that said... I'm off to the gym to maintain the vehicle, then I'm sucking up one of the very rare & limited sunny summer Seattle Sundays with the blessing which is my tornado of a 3.5 y.o. toddler son! Have yourself a kickass life, while you can!)
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