A few nights ago, I was sitting in the living room with the kids, and watching television. The movie, Philadelphia, was on TV.
Tom Hanks played the part of a dying man brilliantly. But what else is new? Everything he does on the screen is brilliant. As I was watching the end of this movie, I started thinking seriously about making a living will. I said to the kids:
“I don’t ever want to be like that. Instead of being a vegetable, I’d rather die and get it over with. If I’m ever in a position where I have to depend on a machine, or bottles of fluid to stay alive, promise me you’ll pull the plug.”
Immediately, they got up, unplugged my computer, and threw away every bottle of liquor I had in the house.