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Thursday, June 01, 2006

You can take nothing with you but your soul

It's taboo talking about death in most societies. They say it is as if you're invoking it, which most probably arises from the fear of death itself. It is a certainty, no doubt.

Unless somebody died of a slow and painful departure, I always worry and pity about the ones left behind; specially if grim reaper is about to take their loveone in a vegetative existence and they need to come up with a dreadful decision whether or not to pull the plug. Technology now will allow you to keep someone in a vegetative state till kingdom come. Which is of course financially and emotionally draining.

Here in Sg, they have what they call the living will. It is a piece of legal document that will absolve your loveones of choosing between the devil and the deep blue sea. It has to be signed by you and two witnesses. One should be a doctor (the form is readily available from them beside the fact that they are least in the best position to gauge your sanity) and anyone of legal age who will not benefit from your demise. It is basically some sort of you controlling the end game.