Ok, so it’s not the most uplifting title of a post, but it’s one that’s been on my mind the past few weeks as I researched and interviewed people for a story on end-of-life issues. I’ll post a link to the story when it appears in Consumer Reports later this summer, but I’d just like to riff a bit about the way we view dying in this country.
The first thing we don’t seem to realize is that we are all going to die. I’ll say it again. We. Are. All. Going. To. Die. No matter how much medical technology we throw at it, something is going to kill us. So the question becomes, as one of my experts said, how do you want to die?