I find everything that’s transpiring right now with the Terry Schiavo case quite disturbing. Just so that there’s no argument about it if something similar ever happens to me, I am posting my preference here for everyone to see.

If I’m ever unfortunate enough to end up in a persistent vegetative state, I do NOT want to be kept alive by a feeding tube so I can convert nutrients to waste for the rest of my pointless “life”. I have no intention of ever becoming a needless burden to my loved ones or society.

Anyone struggling with these instructions based on religions convictions should look at it this way: I believe a persistent vegetative state is like death, except the soul forgot to turn the lights off before leaving the building.

That being said, give me about 3 months to make sure that whatever has afflicted me really is irreversible. (I’d appreciate folks sparing no effort in this endeavor.)