November 27, 2015

How Would You Like To Die, Sir?

Elderly Camillo Zacchia

We are all going to die. If we had a say in how it happened, what would most of us choose? Recently I began asking clients, friends and family members this straightforward question and the results of this unscientific survey are very telling. Of the 50 or so people I have asked, all but three said, "In my sleep." One said, "By a heart attack." While a bit of a surprise, she was doing research in cardiology and explained that such deaths are often very quick. "No time to think about it," she added. The pattern is clear. People want quick and ideally painless deaths.

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