This thought may be a little off the wall, but generated around the debate about euthanasia. I personally wouldn’t condone the taking of one’s life. However I can see that I wouldn’t want to continue with a debilitating and terminal disease.
I (think – but would I be brave enough) I would prefer to end my life with some purpose. I could imagine joining an army of unarmed pensioners willing simply to stand between the lines of war; for instance between the people of Syria and their dreadful bloodthirsty government. Surely this would draw the world’s attention and with enough of us begin to change the facts on the ground? In effect, why not recruit those who might be approaching the end of life to a real cause – rather than asking our young to lay down their lives fighting.