Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:32 pm
by trubble76
tuco wrote:
laklak wrote:
trubble76 wrote:
On the bright side, the downsides to drug use evaporate, may as well get fucked up. :smoke:

My sentiments exactly. There is no reason not to fire up that bomber. Not having to get up and go to work is bloody marvelous, if I decide to wake-and-bake there's no reason not to.

The problem is that you can rarely, if ever, be sure what's coming. You could even reason that anticipated comings can either be prevented or prepared for. Reason is not quite the adviser it aspires to be.

trubble76 wrote:


By the time of his death, he was convinced that both my mum and I were his enemies, even though we put so much into caring for them both. At the end, we were written out of his will, most of it going to relatives that didn't even make the short journey to visit them, either while healthy at home or dying in hospital. Aging can be so very cruel.


Reason says its not fair. But what was the alternative? From my experience people like your nan are not exactly happy in institutional care from obvious reasons. How much is a brief moment of clarity, love or joy worth? Reason is overrated. At the end its up to each and every one of us to figure out. Reason or not.

Where I live there are social services for people in situation you describe. Its recommended to take time off for example or not try to handle everything alone. This is where availability of such services to everyone in need is crucial for the scheme to work. And its even cheaper, for the glory of reason ;)

I didn't find the alternatives to be attractive. I'm not a great person, I'm no living saint and I'm sure as hell no hero but the idea of turning my back on the people that cared for me when I was young was not something I was prepared to live with.

It all taught me many different lessons, one of which was that the length of life is far less important that the quality of life. If I survive to an old age, I will almost certainly take my own life when I feel ready.