It’s the conversation nobody wants to have. When life is coming to a close and all options are off the table or if none of those options are good, what next? We often chase medical fantasies that may prolong life at a terrible cost to the quality of the time we have left. Sadly, this is often because we, or our families, believe that accepting the fate of our own mortality is like giving up. Somehow, death has become equated with failure. That’s the medical community talking, not humanity. Facing your own mortality is what makes you human. It is a lot more courageous to confront death, embrace vulnerability and be open with those closest to you.
Many artists and thinkers have said it, but Leo Buscaglia may have said it best – “No one gets out of this world alive, so the time to live, learn, care, share, celebrate, and love is now.”
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