I would have to say that out of all of the topics in class, sad ones, interesting ones, scary ones, and of all the sad videos, my favorite topic to discuss was definitely the end of life decisions. I found it interesting to learn about all the advanced directives, the living wills, and burial wishes. I think that it is very important for everyone to think and discuss these things with loved ones. Dying is obviously not something that we want to think about, no one really wants to die. But, it is very important for your family/ next of kin to know what your wishes are as you are dying, in a vegetative state, or already gone. These things will all help us know more about how to fulfill dying wishes for those we love.
This topic hit home hard with me because I asked my grandma if her or my grandpa had any of these things, and she said no. This made me really begin thinking that we should probably all put these into effect and make sure we know the wishes each of our loved ones wanted. Including myself, I should start thinking about advanced directives as well.
Overall, this topic has provoked a lot of thinking in myself, and my thoughts towards my family. It has made me want to find out more about what they want, and why. It has also given me a chance to consider what I would want when it truly comes down to it. I think that I will probably be making advanced directives in the near future, and if not that soon then at least talking to my mom about what I would want, and writing it down too.
As much as people don’t want to think about death, it is inevitable and so we might as well be prepared so that our wishes are our wishes. So that our lives can be completely what we wanted, even after we are gone!