I don't know about others, but i will be very VERY VERY happy if someone tells me that i am dying soon.
I think I will spend the happiest time during this period of time. And of course I will make sure my family don't know about it.
i think it really depends on alot of factors first. like how long is he going to last? if the sickness slow and painful or fast and painless etc. have to do a cost-benifit analysis first, and that varies vastly with different endings.
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Generally speaking, it is always better to tell the person of the actual situation, and give him encouragement and never false hope.
But in certain situations, where there is totally no hope or that the person has totally no fighting spirit or very weak emotionally or mentally, it may be good to keep the fact from him. Sometimes when telling him, it will make his health worse since he is unable to cope with the real fact.
But I think most "matured" ppl should be able to accept the fact that one is chosen to go earlier and that one has really not much choice.
always the Light, .... always.
I think most of the time, we can just casually say that we are willing to do (blah blah) for that person, tell him the truth..etc
But when that day really comes, things might turn a 180 degress around.
It's hard to say now, cause most of us have not experienced such a thing before. I guess when that day arrives, we'll know what to do.
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i suggest u find a counsellor from social welfare.