How Do You Know That They Want To Die?

February 21, 2014 7:13am CST
We, as children would love to keep our parents alive. And we will struggle to do anything just to keep them alive (and that includes coming in broke) There are instances wherein we see our loved ones wanting to give up. How do we know that our loved ones have decided to just let go and die in peace? This is a lot harder when our loved ones are incapable of speaking. How do we know? How do we let go?
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@mythociate (21455)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 Feb 14
Well, we don't. The best we can do is ask, 'If I were in this situation, what would I want people to do?' About two decades ago, I was in a situation that I didn't want to live through. Since I was only 14 at the time, I understand why no one THOUGHT of 'letting me die' (whether I could ever move again or not, I could STILL go on to serve a needed position in the world.) But when folks are old, have already 'had children, seen them grow, passed-on their parently wisdom & maybe had fun with the grandkids,' there's no REASON for them to go on living as they suffer! Oh if there's hope of life-without-suffering for them after they recover, then you ought to help them do THAT. But it's your call---what would YOU want people to do if YOU were suffering endlessly with no reason to bear it any longer?