poate ca vi se pare ca textul de mai jos nu e potrivit pentru inceputul unei saptamini, dar cred ca viata noastra ar fi mai frumoasa daca am constientiza si am fi pregatiti sa murim oricind. nu-s pesimista. deloc.
I think that in our youth-obsessed culture of denial, we don’t deal very with, or prepare for death. All of us should have conversations with loved ones about our intentions, and that means filling out advance healthcare directives that can help doctors and loved ones know what life-extending measures to perform in an emergency or when someone is critically ill. One focus of the series was the question of whether, with ballooning healthcare costs and huge budget deficits, we need to examine whether we are extending life in some cases or merely prolonging the process of dying. We all want to think medicine can keep us alive for ever, and it almost can. But at what cost?
Steve Lopez, finalist la Pulitzer 2012, dar deja cistigator de Pulitzer cu seria de articole care au stat si la baza filmului The Soloist (despre violoncelistul homeless). Anul acesta a fost nominalizat pentru o serie de articole despre moarte, cu punct culminant un text despre moartea tatalul sau.
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in fotografie, tatal lui Steve, Tony Lopez