Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Value of Life and Death

This is an important issue for the future.

When people have a pet that is suffering -- and that life is no longer viable, it is the humane choice to put that animal to sleep -- rather than keep it alive in pain and suffering for as long as humanly possible, and at whatever cost.

That same consideration and compassion should be given to human life as well -- rather than the insistence that people who want to end their lives, have to do it themselves in a horrible way.  We have the technology to prolong life long past any consciousness and enjoyment of it -- but we also have the understanding to end it as painlessly, and humanely as possible -- when their very living is a constant torment.

Otherwise, people have to commit suicide by cops -- after taking many other innocent lives; they should be allowed to just make that decision for their own -- sparing the countless others from that pain and suffering -- just by being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  So if we really are sincere at reducing the pain and suffering in the world, that would be the intelligent choice -- that people are increasingly allowed to choose for themselves.

The whole lesson of Christianity and other religions -- is to become at peace with one's own dying, and at peace with everyone else.  That also is the object of life, and living.

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Future Worth Living

 What's missing in the "health care discussion," is that HEALTH is one's best health care insurance -- and not making THAT one's priority and leading investment, makes all the other discussions moot.

No amount of insurance is an adequate substitute for being in good health -- and dedicating all one's time, energy and resources to that attainment first -- rather than paying huge sums (one's entire life savings/resources) to those who make a handsome profit on one's poor health and condition.  That's where this country made an immensely wrong turn -- investing in the poor health of its individuals and institutionalizing sickness as the norm -- rather than ultimate health and its fullest actualization -- that solves all the problems.

Fortunately, this is the turning point towards the new way of being -- and not simply deteriorating because one can, and every bit of one's resources will be directed towards those ends.  That is a totally meaningless existence -- and the promise of retirement, and seniority, is defining and reaching a higher standard of life than ever thought possible -- because one has all the time, energy and resources to dedicate to that.

That is a future worth living -- and not just being fodder for all the vultures of the world -- infinitely.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


That 1.5% Social Security cost-of-living increase is ten times the interest rate they're paying out at the bank -- which is a godsend for savers.

What this country needs is an Office of Relocation so that people with low incomes, can be relocated to communities where the cost of living is very low -- rather than being trapped in the high cost, high crime ghettos of the high-cost-of-living cities -- especially since they are retired and are trapped and victims of those environments. They would doubly benefit from a fresh start in life from the overcrowded cities -- and finally get a chance at the dream of American pastoral (low-density) life.

They don't need to be there and would be far better off almost anywhere else -- if there was some agency that would expedite those moves. I know many think people should die in the homes they've always lived in, but for many low income and even moderate income people, obviously a life anywhere else would be better -- especially with such disparities that exist in the world. There could even be an international branch of relocation so that people who want to move anywhere else in the world on their Social Security, can choose to do so expeditiously -- where they can live like kings and queens, rather than be homeless in New York City, San Francisco or Honolulu.

Other countries might welcome these newcomers -- as valued citizens with high fixed American incomes. There's probably a Walmart, McDonald's, or Starbucks to make them feel right at home.