I have been thinking and reviewing my life. Let me begin by saying I am a retired Physician Assistant. While employed I was privy to many patients with disease processes which were horrific. Various types of cancer and a range of neurological diseases for starters. I used to watch terminal patients come back (not on their own power) for treatment/ any treatment for another day or two of life. By this time they had gone thru most if not all their Insurance benefits, many times their homes and every liquid cent they possessed, all for a few more days of life. Is the fear of death that strong? That question is really ridiculous because virtually no one gets out alive. There are no survivors of life. Why do people cling to life so desperately even to the point of financing Medicine to find a cure for death. Don't laugh, every so often you hear that some scientist or other may have found a way to cheat death or reduce/stop aging. So I ask myself, what is so horrible about death? In fact it may be an improvement to life, most certainly it is doubtful that it can be any worse than life. Any thoughts, I am open to all ideas.
Note I am NOT suggesting ill people should not be treated neither am I suggesting suicide. Its just death is a natural end to life. Perhaps one is required to earn it. Why are people so afraid of it.