Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Caring about others is selfish

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Anonymous euthanasia isn't the solution. said...

i was talking with someone the other day, and she told me that she doesn't want to become old and ugly; regardless of her situation, she wants to die by the time she's 60, so she doesn't "get ugly."

all in all, killing yourself is a very selfish thing to do. don't do it, kids. even if you're ugly.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a friend who says the exact same thing (wanting to die before she hits 60)... and i'm like... well, when you're 60, i doubt you'll have the same opinion...
it's kind of weird, i don't really understand why anyone would want to DIE just because they have a couple of wrinkles... jeez. i mean, it's kind of insulting, too... don't these people have family that's over the age of 60? i do... so it's kind of like saying, "grandma, how do you go on? aren't you horribly depressed by your gray hair and wrinkles? don't you just want to DIE?"
yeah, um, it's bad enough to want to kill yourself because you're depressed or something. so wanting to die because you have some weird fear of wrinkles? i can't even think of a word to describe that.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha i have gray hair and a few wrinkles and i'm 19. i want to die right now.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind dying by at least 70, before I start having major health problems and my mind starts to go. A lot of elderly people I see are completely miserable.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

There is a lot of wisdom to Anon[1]'s words. What's important to you now (solely beauty?) won't be most important to you as you gradually grow accustomed to the way you age.

Also, I think it depends a lot on how you live your life. If you become a sedentary shell, then yes, your life will probably be miserable. But my grandparents stay pretty active and they're both pretty fit (considering) and happy. And they're like 80.

I also have a couple grey hairs already, which I consider my battle scars of EECS.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: title of post: Talk about an inverted, twisted version of Ayn Rand.

[/half-joking]

Re: paper: ...ow.

*echoes bits of other comments*

And that's a big depending-upon-person thing - some people's lives are distinctly different after 60 or so, some people are 70+ and you'd never guess. Being 17, I think I'll save the _real_ hoping for a few decades, but I have difficulty understanding not voting for living as long as is mind-fully possible (this is sure gonna be an exciting century, after all ;)).

Anyway.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Caits said...

Wanting to die young just because you're "ugly"? Anyone who thinks this is crazy! I mean, even if I look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame crossed with Godzilla when I'm 60, I still want to live! Urgh. What is it with people in this world? Their shallow minds depress me...

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Katherine said...

Anon#1:
Rhytiphobia.
There's the word to describe the fear of getting wrinkles.

America is backwards- in other countries, the elderly are treasured and respected because of the wisdom associated with age. Our society is consumed with ideals regarding youth and beauty. Yes, in our youth we are maybe more beautiful physically than we would be later on it life, but we are also idiots. When we get older, some of us stop being idiots. Yes, we still make mistakes, but we have learned fro mthe silly mistakes we made in our youth. And we are generally much happier and much more content when we are older.

1:10 AM  

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