grandparents are all dead
mum has pretty much retired, dad retiring next year
our generation are really seeing the effect of keeping peoplel alive for as long as possible. if you offered me the chance to die fairly quickly at 80 or a slow decline and losing my mind and ability to look after myself while dying at 95 i’d sure be tempted to take the quick way out. i accept that i’ll probably change my mind on that as get older tho.
the other thing is the cost. how the hell are we going to pay for all the old people who need care? it’s impossible, and it will have huge financial consequences. mate of mine would’ve inherited about half a million quid if his granny hadn’t lived in a home for 10 years - obviously he’s entirely fine with his granny being treated as well as possible but it’s another thing that causes random distortions in the housing market etc.