Ezekiel Emanuel Misses Meaning of Life

Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of the messed up Obamacare fiasco hurting democrats came out with an article recently.  Its titled, ‘Why I Hope to Die at 75’, and shows how much a person like him knows about science, but how little he knows about living.

He states that living too long is a ‘loss’.  He goes on to say that as we age, people have different experiences, and “We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.”

His article then goes on to many ‘scientific’ reasons why we should die at 75, and not live longer.  But, like many people like him, he misses the point of life.  Its to live.  There is no reason why a person cannot be creative in their 80s like they were in their 20s. 

I know many elderly people who love to write stories in their 80s.  I even knew a gentleman in his 90s in a writing group I was a part of years ago.  He write some of the best short stories.  But according to Emanuel, with all his scientific knowledge, no one should be creative past 75.

Life does not follow a basic path as science suggests it does.  There are generalities, but there are also many, many exceptions along the path of life.  However, this doesn’t fit in with a socialist vision of life which is controlled at every twist and turn.

Both my grandparents lived beyond 80, both were active.  My grandmother was part of a quilting group for years.  She enjoyed watching TV.  Both of them enjoyed playing games with their grandkids, a memory each of us has.  But we would not have if Emanuel’s wish had come true decades ago.

OF course, if he had this type thought 100 years ago, the age would probably be younger, maybe 55 or 65.  He is missing that we are living longer, healthier, and more active.  But his ideals are one that puts a limit on that.  He doesn’t want a person to push for a longer life.

He is an architect of Obamacare, and his thoughts are of conformity for everyone.  The one size fits everyone.  He fails to understand that one size dooms many who are the exception.

I think he would have enjoyed living in the world created by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson when they wrote the novel, ‘Logan’s Run’.  After all, that society is one is wants, an age limit.