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Random thoughts

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Goodbye, Terri

What is up with all these people wanting to keep Terri Schiavo alive?

Okay, that probably sounds really morbid and inhumane, but Terri herself said she didn't want to be kept alive, so why do otherwise? The woman is a vegetable, and is barely living anyway. Sure, with therapy they can probably bring some parts of her brain back to a semi-normal state, but how long will that take, and when it happens, then what? You know she can't be brought back 100% anyway.

What I would do if I were in her parents' shoes would be to go in her room, talk to her, tell her everything they'd ever wanted to tell her, then finally say "I love you", kiss her, shed tears, and then let go. Why prolong the agony? Death is inevitable, and a life is only a waste if someone perfectly healthy and very much alive commits suicide. But this is a woman who is barely functioning.

I don't know. I guess if I was in Terri's shoes, I'd want to just save everyone the misery. My death (okay, God, this is hypothetical, alright?) would be the start of my family's closure, and I'd want them to get on with their lives. I don't want them to be constantly holding their breath, waking up each day with that sorrow in their minds. My death would relieve them of the burden and would stop giving them false hope, and then they can find joy in other things. Why let them hold on?

So, people, you know what to do if I ever become another Terri. For heaven's sake, don't drag it to court, and don't make me a public spectacle! Just let me go, and everything will be alright. Deal?

2 comment(s):

i agree with you, dear. :)

By Anonymous Giselle, at March 24, 2005 7:31 PM  

Interesting thoughts on the subject.

By Blogger SooHK, at March 24, 2005 9:26 PM  

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