"(I)n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin
In this life, no one gets out alive. People are obsessed with death and dying or mortally afraid of it. But since we'll all die eventually, "How do you want to die?" Here are the most interesting answers to that question.
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Hear me out. Odds are I will develop a terminal illness by 60. Figure I'll treat what I can to keep it manageable. Heroin is cheaper than most pain meds so I'll use that once things really get heady. I'll keep upping my doses until I just die. Preferably in the grass under the night sky. Barefoot.
A planned end-of-life ceremony, with stellar drugs for a pain-free passing, when I am older than 85 years. This would be more than 50 years in the future, so I'm hoping it's not still horribly taboo by then. I've got no interest in having my butt wiped by an underpaid nurse while my mind and body goes to mush.
Part of me wants to pass surrounded by a large family. Going gracefully to the ever after content that I had passed on a good legacy.
Another part wants to go in a fiery high speed crash while strapped into a ridiculously fast car and being pursued by every law enforcement agency I can piss off.
Another part is content dying alone while watching Game Show reruns.