Read this article of Shombit, about mercy killing, in financial express. I hope you will find it thoughtful.
“Do you really want to die today?” asked the nurse, a small glass of deadly barbiturates in her hand. Michele Causse on her 74th birthday on 29 July 2010 was lying in bed dressed in a white suit, complete with a rose on her jacket buttonhole. In the backdrop of classical music, she replied cool headedly, not a trace of hesitation or regret in her voice, “Yes, it is my wish to die.”
My hair stands on end every time this incredible preparation of death flashes through my mind. I call this murder, killing someone even though they are asking for death. Do you think it is mercy killing? Just see how it happened with Michèle who went from France to die in Zurich. A French radical lesbian theorist and author, Michele’s criticism of heterosexuality is well known, "As long as a woman wishes to please a man, she is inauthentic… She does not have the integrity, the un-corruptibility that comes with not wishing to please." Accompanied by her girlfriend, Michele enjoyed a boat-ride at a Zurich lake, sat on a park-bench chatting, laughing, drinking coffee. Looking elegant with Dior dark-glasses, Michele then entered a home where a white-haired woman greeted her like she was welcoming a friend home. In reality this was Erika Luley, a nurse from Dignitas, an assisted suicide organization in Switzerland. Suffering from a non-lethal but incurable and extremely painful bone disease, Michele was here because she decided she had “the liberty to die.”
In early March 2011, the controversial subject of euthanasia made headlines when India’s Law Commission decided to recommend that the Government allow its passive form. This joggled me back to when I first read about it. In my initial career in Paris I’d sought and got advice from famous Russian artist Maitre Arte. But more than that, I owe to him the big idea of reading a few classics all at the same time, but keeping an economic viewpoint, to develop a wider perspective of the world in different areas. I’d rush to FNAC at rue de Rennes and WH Smith, and will never forget their kindness in allowing me to pour over books for hours in their bookshops. I simultaneously read Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Sigmund Freud, Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Victor Hugo, Bhagavad Gita, Koran and Bible. My biggest learning about life and business came from these nonstop readings.
You can read the complete aritcle on his blog - ShiningConsulting.com/Shombitsblog
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