Doctor: I am sorry, but your friend will not survive the next few days.
Friends: Oh my god, why? What happened? He always looked healthy. Two years ago he got a new job and was really happy. What went wrong? Can’t you do anything? We are his friends and we really need him. It is hard to believe, that everything is over.
Doctor: Oh, have faith. He will not disappear completely. His internal organs are in perfect health and we have lot of people waiting for his heart, his lung, liver, kidneys and we probably even can give somebody his hands and legs. Isn’t that nice. Your friend will continue to live.
Friends: I am sorry, but that is not the same thing. What about his character, his soul, the love he gave us. You can only have that in the original body.
Doctor: Yes maybe, but imagine how many people he will make happy. You must see it more like a transition. His soul will go to a better world.
Friends: But we will not have our friend anymore. And if all his organs are still OK, what is he dying of?
Doctor: His health insurance is running out.
Dead or not?
Ein Gedanke zu „Dead or not dead, that’s the question…“
That sounds about right. A great analogy.
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