[LMB] Notes on getting old

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Wed Jan 23 20:03:52 GMT 2019


Another pressure towards euthanasia?

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> On Jan 23, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:
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>> On Mon, January 21, 2019 11:45 am, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
>> Just some personal notes.
>> I'm three years or more younger than my closest friends but, considering
>> my medical problems in 2017, I am surprised that I'm the one in the
>> best shape. When I was disabled, I worried most about being useless. That
>> got me thinking about Lakewalkers and the perhaps not so subtle pressures
>> to share early.
> 
> We hear a little bit of that (Dag commenting that oldsters might choose to
> share before winter starts eating into supplies).  I expect that people
> who can still think of themselves as contributing would hold off even if
> they were rather less able than others.  Grandmothers' wisdom, skilled
> crafters teaching others, weaving, baby-minding, are all things people can
> do with lesser degrees of physical ability (well, maybe not so much
> baby-minding depending on how fast the babies are).
> 
> Someone who suffers a stroke, or goes into dementia... this could get
> rather ugly, especially if they're not really in position to share
> themselves.
> 
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> 
> Tony Z
> whose parents are in their mid-70s... sobering, isn't it?
> 
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