So what's the point of preserving the lives of the old and disabled beyond(far beyond) their productive years?
For clarity's sake, I am old and disabled. Not as old as some, not as disabled as others. But I'm completely useless as far as society is concerned. A burden.
And I'm okay with that.
I never planned anything. Forced into retirement in 2008 at 55, deeply in debt, went bankrupt, spent time in a mental facility, failing health, wheelchair.
Plato said that if you want to make Herokles rich, do not add to his store of wealth, but subtract from his list of desires.