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Oliver Sacks writes eloquently on his own impending death.


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It was ok and I admire his courage but I needed more.

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...well of course you did. You are a unique individual. You actually like squirrels, ffs.

 

 

 

My generation is on the way out, and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of part of myself. There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.

 

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