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Writer's Block: Every ending is a beginning 
13th-Dec-2009 09:32 am
Bronze Phoenix
If a loved one got diagnosed with a painful, terminal illness and asked you to help them terminate their life before they deteriorated, would you do it? If so, would you want to be present during their last moments?


I would not. Moreover, I'd be so angry that they would ask me to do something like that, I would report them to their doctors and have 'em put on suicide watch. That's a horrible thing to ask of somebody!
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14th-Dec-2009 05:51 am (UTC) - Re: Not love, quoth he, but vanity, sets love a task like that
*Nods* I could see that it was my anger that bothered you. Actually. I was just going with my first reaction, which is quite possibly how I would react if somebody actually asked me to do that.

Seeing someone I cared about in that condition would be stressful. Getting asked to help kill that person would bring out a lot of emotions, despair, guilt, stress, even resentment, and I'm sure it would come out as anger.

I agree, there has to be a kinder way to end things.
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