The High Cost Of Dying
On a recent day at work, I ended up getting into a discussion of whether or not I’d pay extra for a quick death versus a painful death (the topic came up over the PRC’s practice of charging executed criminals for the bullets required to kill them, and how you could save a few RMB by only paying for a single bullet).
I maintained that if I was going to die anyway, whether it was painful or painless was irrelevant. This was, to put it mildly, the minority opinion.
When I told my wife about my position, she commented, “I’m going to remember this when you’re old and dying. When the doctors go to give you painkillers, I’m going to tell them, ‘No drugs for my husband; he doesn’t want to spend the extra money.'”
What do you think?