Is there a better way to die?

International news sources today report the death of André Gorz (84), philosopher and social critic, who committed suicide together with his wife in their home yesterday. His wife had long been ill. His letters to her, collected in his last book, tell the story of a deep love and affection. Choosing to die side-by-side, without any belief in an afterlife is a witness to that. It seems to say: what makes life worth living is you. It is a very modest, but deeply moving answer to the question: what is the meaning of life?

Here’s the article from The Nouvel Observateur.

Note: this post is not advocating suicide in general.

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