******euthanasia or mercy killing for those unfamiliar with the term. what is your personal opinion? perhaps the required circumstances for it to be 'ok'? If possible, please avoid the whole 'you will burn in hell' thing, and any variant. My opinion Personally, even before my personal world crumbled I have always been Pro Euthanasia-myself being 17. The whole idea of this contractual obligation we owe to others that is forced upon us when we enter this realm of existence is absurd. why should we be forced to suffer for others? why does relief take backseat to the 'happiness' of others-all the while they are physically capable to lead a fulfilling life, and have NO idea of the feeling of watching the world pass you by. does not the chronic anguish of our personal beings outweigh the pain of being a memory for others? two words. fucking greed. the idea that you are just another resource for somone else is BULLSHIT, whatever happened to ME?. for YOU i am just another facet of your oh so fun filled life, for me it is unrelenting pain, disability, depression. you can still have a career, you can still experience the joys of life, you can have a family--and be able to provide, hold, and teach all the aspects of life. i can watch. --Quality of Life: The pain and suffering a person feels during a disease, even with pain relievers, can be incomprehensible to a person who has not gone through it. Even without considering the physical pain, it is often difficult for patients to overcome the emotional pain of losing their independence. Moreover, despite modern painkillers, the added fact of in many cases being physically unable to take part in loved activities, wether it be sex, sport, or even being unable to use computer or hold up a book (laptops are win). mellow dramatic: there is no hope, there are no dreams, i am emptiness ((Wasnt quite sure where to post this, but it may be applicable for me, and i have indeed tried, and the thought still lingers. i have now set a deadline (puns are silly) for my condition to recover. i refuse to waste my youth. i refuse to be handi capped and crippled. )) anyway, your thoughts?