>>464>it is crap because a person that is in that situation is not in a good headspace to rationally decide if death is actually the better tradeoff over their suffering.
I used to hold this sentiment.
Certainly I can see where you come from, given a person who is visibly perturbed by something, behaving erratically and generally stressed out, its arguable that they are in a position where one could justify intervention against the acts of their agent as being ultimately for the best interests of the individual.
Still I feel this is somewhat pretentious, and personally I rather feel that if we are to beleive in human agency we ought to afford those perceived agents with a good deal more respect than this. That person has most likely, seriously considered alternatives, knows their situation better than anyone, certainly better than a random observer, and is doing its best to make a rational choice.
I am not saying you should go to whomever expresses a desire for death, and pass them a loaded gun, but if an agent, through the use of what resources are avaliable to it, kills its person, I cannot see how you can find anything wrong in that what so ever.