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Despite the length of the piece (and in all honesty, haven't read it in its entirety), I remain committed to having my own, personal choice as to whether or not I want to continue to live. Regardless (or despite) what anyone else thinks, it remains my choice and my choice alone and, there's always a way... so, what's to discuss?

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Much to discuss Janet. If placed too greatly under state power and control, theres the risk either 1) you will be stopped from doing what you feel you have the right to do OR 2) made to do what you might not want to, where the choice is made under duress. Pardon the length, it was a draft book chapter.

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Oct 4, 2023Β·edited Oct 4, 2023

As long as there are very tall buildings and very deep oceans, I have a choice that no one can deter me from. I will control my own life (or death) cause otherwise, it ain't worth it. I've lived way too long to ever live under a dictatorship, communism, fascism, or anything but as a free and independent woman under humanitarian laws. That's MY choice.

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indeed it is. But sometimes its darkest before the dawn.

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Oct 4, 2023Β·edited Oct 4, 2023Liked by Robert Against the Machine

I agree. I told my 4 adult daughters they must promise to not let me be a burden or suffer in old age. I’m 64, very healthy, but I do not want to live a life without quality of life and someone having to care for me. They agreed. I need to finish reading this when I have time. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’“

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