"What was that idiot thinking?" ~ future me about present me
Great article about problems with end of life directives. Turns out that our present selves are not very good about predicting what our future selves will want.
“Despite the prodigious effort devoted to designing, legislating, and studying of advance directives, the consensus of medical ethicists, researchers in health care services, and palliative care physicians is that the directives have been a resounding failure.”
The article reminded me of the excellent book, "Stumbling On Happiness".