What is it about the news of illness that saps the energy out of one’s life?
Is it financial worries?
Is it not being able to eat all your favorite treats?
Leaving loved ones behind?
Or being a burden to them first?
I’ve always frowned upon having children for the reason of having someone to take care of you in the future, but one way or another, family is part of both life and death.
As the old people say, at least you’ll have someone to push you off the cliff when the time comes.