To say Stephen Hawking has overcome his fair share of obstacles would probably be the understatement of the century.
But in a recent interview the famed scientist admitted that he would consider using assisted suicide down the road if he felt he had nothing left to offer.
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While this may sound pretty grim, Stephen was actually making the point that he would like the option to CHOOSE whether he lives or dies, and that it should be his choice only.
The 73-year-old said:
"To keep someone alive against their wishes is the ultimate indignity."
While some might be concerned that one of the world's brightest brains is talking about suicide, Stephen clarified that he still has a LOT of work left to do!
In fact, he also said:
"I am damned if I'm going to die before I have unravelled more of the universe."
Ha! Now there's the fighting spirit we all know and love!
While Stephen has managed to beat the odds for several decades now, he does admit that his medical condition can definitely cause him to feel isolated at times, and it certainly sounds like he'd like the choice to be able to die with dignity!
If there's anyone who can make a strong argument for, well, pretty much ANYTHING, it's gotta be Stephen Hawking!!
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