Death Is A Scary Subject For All Humans

936 WordsSep 25, 20154 Pages
Humans, like all animals, attempt to evade death. The only advantage we have is our intelligence and opposable thumbs, which allows us to develop technologies to prolong our lives to their fullest extent. With these technologies, however, we have also developed a vast array of ways to kill each other. Though death is usually seen as an unwanted end, some see it as an alternative to suffering. Most people cringe at the thought of suicide, but euthanasia is an escape from a prolonged life of suffering, and human beings should have the right to choose their own death. “Americans have developed a paradoxical relationship with death-we know more about the causes and conditions surrounding death, but we have not equipped ourselves emotionally to cope with dying and death (Bender and B. Leone).” Death is a scary subject for all humans. And death caused by oneself, or suicide, is even scarier. Suicide in medical terms, is called euthanasia, and this concept confuses many people. It poses many moral questions to humans: should it be allowed? How is this act human? How can we allow people to kill themselves? The other side of the argument questions: How can we not let humans decide when to die? What right do we have to stop someone from killing himself? But the almighty question many people want to know is “why.” Why? Why would someone do this? The “why” cannot always be determined, but humans’ irrational search for the reasons behind every action is never ending. The opposing
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