Interesting discussion. Answers are not simple. Something I've always wondered about the end of life. Setting aside the emotional aspect .... or the fact many suffer a mental incapacitation at the end of their life ........ what is the reason one wants to prolong life at the end? (Presently, we're presently going through this with a sibling with terminal metastatic lung cancer and they are wanting treatments to prolong life ... and the quality thereof is not good). But, why prolong? If you are a believer .... you leave a terrible existence for Paradise. If you are not a believer .... there is no afterlife ..... there is no continuing experience ...... so, why is the human existence and continuation thereof @ end of life important? And something else .... we always hope someone doesn't suffer a painful death. Why? doesn't matter for the very same reason ... a believer is in Paradise .... and a non-believer is surely not going to remember they suffered at the end. I always questioned the logic of "wanting" to continue the human existence via extreme medical treatment when it it really not meaningful. And one more thought ... given the cost of end of life treatment and the burden it places on so many ..... is it a sin for a believer to want to continue measures to extend the inevitable? Is it a form of gluttony ... waste that one should want to avoid?