you don’t need to be seriously ill or suffering to want to die. Rather, David was a case study in the phenomenon known as ‘tired of life’ or ‘completed life’.
While some people might find this concept difficult to comprehend, from David’s point of view it was rather straight- forward. As he explained at his press conference, his quality of life at 104-years of age was deteriorating such that death had become the preferable option.
He spoke openly to the media about how he regretted that he could not get the same assistance to die back home in Australia. He questioned the cruelty of having to fly half way around the world to get a peaceful death. He called on politicians to pass new laws (see: http://bit.ly/NewsGoodall).