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Martin Manley suicides at age 60 just because getting older, generally speaking, sucks.

I've been thinking of this for some time after reading it. A sports-statistician planned and carried out his own suicide at age 60 because he ran the odds and calculated that 60 was the right time to end his life. His guiding philosophy on this seemed to be that since old age contains decline and suffering, followed by death, it is better to kill yourself before its onset. He'd spent a year building a website that goes into more detail. Apparently he was kind of solo/lonely but did not seem particularly depressed. Meanwhile as I read his story in a medical-area waiting room, a loved one in my life is fighting cancer with everything she's got left - and she is mid 70s. I am posting this while waiting for her chemo drip to end. Interesting the choices people make.


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