What’s one of the most difficult things you have ever had to do?
Glad I’ve never quite been in a position to go to that degree of tough love.
And in my cancer journey, I have met so many people who would rather die than change their diet.
I find that almost incomprehensible, and it is very common.
It has given me a real depth of appreciation of choice, that death can be a choice.
Personally, I think it very probable that given the choice, I will always choose life (though not at the cost of someone else’s life), and I hope I never get to any of the really tricky and unpleasant situations. Those I’ve dealt with have been quite enough, thank you universe 😉
One of the more unpleasant things I have done was agreeing to kill a pig for a friend, and as I walked towards the pig, seeing recognition and terror in its eyes, and it started screaming, and continued screaming until I pulled the trigger. I suspect that was a very intelligent pig, and I rationalised that had I not killed it as quickly and painlessly as possible, it might have suffered a slow and agonising death at someone else’s hands. That was the last large animal I killed – about 20 years ago.
Odd thing is, here I am answering this question while on a boat just entering the harbour of our capital city, going to a two day training session “making good decisions” a resource for Resource Management Act decision makers.
Strange, me, an anarchist, a decision maker in a rule based legal system ;). Never say never!