The other day I read a post about someone who were in their 30s thinking about using assisted death as a retirement plan by 65 given that it allowed them the freedom to pursue risks and not have to worry about affording care into their late ages.
As people approach their golden years, they often start to think about what they want their retirement to look like. For some, the idea of assisted death may be an unconventional but appealing option. While the idea of choosing to end one’s life may be controversial, there are some potential benefits to considering it as part of a retirement strategy.
First and foremost, assisted death allows individuals to have control over their end-of-life decisions. Many people fear the idea of suffering or losing their autonomy in their final years, and the option of assisted death can provide a sense of relief and peace of mind.
Additionally, assisted death can help prevent individuals from outliving their resources or becoming a burden on their loved ones. Many retirees worry about the financial implications of living longer than expected or requiring extensive medical care, and the ability to choose when and how they pass away can alleviate these concerns.
Of course, assisted death is not a decision to be made lightly, and there are many ethical and legal considerations to take into account. However, for those who have considered their options and feel that assisted death aligns with their values and wishes, it can be a valid and empowering choice.
Ultimately, the decision to pursue assisted death as a retirement strategy is a deeply personal one. However, by understanding the potential benefits and drawbacks of this option, individuals can make informed choices that align with their values and goals.
I think no one should suffer, and with the current state of unemployment, inflation, high cost of healthcare and ageism, it seems like a great plan for me. I think it’s not taboo to plan our final days, definitely something life insurance folks won’t like, but in the end if we can reduce our carbon footprint and provide a peace of mind, knowing for certain that we have lived a full life, it seems better than trying to drag it on for a few more years using artificial means. Again, it’s a personal choice, and if you believe in the idea, places in Switzerland, parts of the United States and Canada do offer euthanasia or assisted death services. Take the time to consider it, but for me, it seems a reasonable way to plan my retirement.