No, but only cowards stretch out their lives when they are old, have terminal diseases that require lots of attention and care from their families.
You don't agree - you are wrong.
It happened to both my parents - whom I love.
They put their family/friends through hell just to stretch out their lives a few months...selfish and cowardly.
And save your 'life is precious' comments...I heard it from my mother every week of my life.
And I heard those words in my head as everyone abandoned her because she turned into an incredibly bitter and angry woman as her health failed...everyone but me. I as a young man looked after her in her dying days. Only I (and a nurse) was with her at the end.
She was miserable, she made everyone else miserable (though I was too ignorant/naive and too busy taking care of her to feel anything) and it cost the family a TON of money (not just her money - everyone else's money. Possibly several hundred thousand dollars worth).
And for what?
And the same goes for Margaret Thatcher if she put her friends/family through the same thing while she slowly lost her mind to dementia.
My solution is simple - assisted suicide should be legal for any sane person AND the government should stop providing anything but emergency assistance to people after 80 (and no - murdering them is not an option as you mentioned).
I await your no doubt, emotion based, closed-minded rant about how morally wrong I am.
It will probably be filled with ignorance and naivety because the vast majority of people are so afraid of dying, so heck bent on living every second they can, no matter how miserable it makes their loved ones, that they don't dare hear that it is selfish - and it will be read and discarded.
Have a nice day.
they still have the right to live even if they are old..a little empathy please .