Sunday, August 04, 2013

What frightens me most?

The sight of a fragile old person who is as dependent as an infant for his/her existence frightens me the most. The thought that one day, I will be like that, so helpless that I would need somebody's help for everything. The question comes to my mind, what does that old person think? What is the motivation for this old person to continue his life, when he/she knows that he/she is so weak to do anything at all. Wouldn't it be better to end this misery? But reasons of moral obligation do not permit to do this or is the reason a love for life?

Maybe I have a very pessimistic outlook. Looking from another point, this can be perceived as the strongest point of humans, the eternal hope even in the very difficult circumstances.

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