Should you Hope to Die at 75? Absolutely Not.
Ezekiel Emanuel wrote an essay in The Atlantic about his desire to not live past the age of 75. As a rebuttal to this notion, the author puts forth the argument that the human spirit retains its vigor and independence well past the age of 75. It is irresponsible, even dangerous, of Emanuel to suggest that the qualities that define us as people dissipate as we age. They may change, even radically, but the perspective of the article is that those changes are to be embraced, not shied away from. No one should seek a shorter life - at 75, 80, 90, or ever.