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When applying John Stuart Mills On Liberty to questions pertaining to euthanasia seems as though Mills own arguments contradict themselves Two specific quotes that raise concern are Each is the proper guardian of his own health and A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction How is it that one can have the individual freedom to end his life while others are obligated to sustain his life I feel that Mill is saying that a rational adult has indefinite freedom and autonomy as long as no harm is cuased to others this seems to be an impossible task This is because Mill puts the obligation on others to stop this person from doing harm to himself or else they will be considered morally evil Therefore according to Mill people are given indefinite freedom but they are not allowed to exercise this freedom at the expense of society The reason Mills arguments are therefore improbable is because he requires some form of weighing the consequences in order to allow for the greatest Good It is impossible to determine how everyone involved in a case of euthanasia will be changed by an individual decision Several different aspects must be examined for this such as expenses or emotional concerns for family and friends and to measure these is simply impractical Therefore there is no way to evaluate whether or not it is moral for one to choose to end his life and Mills own arguments seem to be useless in this case because they contradict one another
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