1.) Child Euthanasia NY Times
It seems counterintuitive that people will have a debate over weather or not they will allow euthanasia for ill children. How would you feel if your child was euthanasia if they was really ill without your say so? Belgium became the first country to allow this. According to the amended law, euthanasia would only become legal for children who are only afflicted with “constant and unbearable physical suffering”.
Based on the heated argument, a Socialist Party senator Philippe Mahoux had agree with the decision that Belgium made. He believes that children will die in dignity, but the religious leaders who were at the debate disagree with the decision that they made. They had also came to conclusion that they will allow young people or adults who are sick to determine weather or not they will allow the doctors to pull the plug.
Europe is basically the only country who is allowing this to happen other then the United States. Many of the countries had legalized medicine to cause death. Based on statics adult cases had already been 1,000 a year, but they are the first country who has restriction on age. Unfortunately, adults don’t have the same rights as the children. The adults are not allowed to choose death unless it wasn’t any hope for their illness and pain.
2) Showers Can Be a Killer
It seems counterintuitive that showers can be a killer because showers are used for an everyday purpose like people washing their bodies. Unfortunately showers can be a killer to old people. 1 out of 1,000 people who are over the age of 70 years old are likely to fall in the shower. The author Jared Diamond is a 75 year old man who is trying to decrease his chances of falling in the shower.
He use to work on a island called New Guineans. On this island he saw a lot of hazards. He had an experience where there was a hazard sign by a tree. When putting his tent down a man on the island informed him that the tree is weak and might fall down. Diamond thought that they were over exaggerating until he researched the amount of trees that fall down on that island .
People living on an island have a better understanding about danger than the average American does. That is because Americans have access to a lot of resources that people on the island do not so their judgement on danger is off. Americans basically take things for granted because we have doctors and other people to help us when something is wrong. By them taken this trip made them more aware of risks that can happen meaning that they are older.
3) Counterintuitive Life lesson
It seems counterintuitive that people take life for granted instead of actually valuing it while they are alive. In today’s society many people believe that money can buy you happiness. People tend to use money to buy them things that they worry about instead of spending money on things they don’t have to worry about.But this article shows that money can buy you happiness because when you spend money on things that you want it can reduce your stress level. People need to spend money when they need to. For example people might not think living close to where they work will make them happy money wise. Living close to work might cause people to pay higher rent depending on where they work but it saves them from paying tolls and traffic.