The 104 year old scientist will fly to Switzerland this week to die of euthanasia: its a pity to live to this age. The champagne in the cup was bubbling and the cheesecake was burning with candles. In early April, the Australian old man, DavidGoodall, welcomed his 104 - birthday with his family and friends. But Goodall did not feel happy for his milestone birthday. Instead, he felt that he had lived too long and was ready to leave the world. DavidGoodalls 104 birthday. According to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation A few days ago, Goodall confirmed that he had planned to fly to Switzerland this week to end his life. He regretted that he was unable to choose a voluntary euthanasia in Australia. It was a pity that I lived 104 years old. DavidGoodall was born in London in 1914 and is a famous botanist and ecologist. He came to Australia in 1948 and became a lecturer at Melbourne University. Now he is regarded as the oldest scientist in Australia. Goodall lives in Perth, and at the birthday celebration in early April, when friends and relatives sang birthday songs for him, he listened quietly. Then he made a wish, took a breath and blew out the candle. He was not pleased with his milestone birthday. Instead, he felt that he had lived too long. Now he was ready to leave the world. DavidGoodall, 104 years old. According to the guardian Im very sorry to live at this age, he said to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation. I want my life to end at the age of seventy or eighty. When asked whether the birthday was happy, he said, no, Im not happy. I want to end my life. This is not a sad thing. On the contrary, if an elderly person wants to end his life but is stopped, it will make people feel sad. I think an old man like me should have the right to choose euthanasia voluntarily. Goodall said. Goodall told the Australia Broadcasting Corporation that once a person has passed through middle age, the social responsibility he should do is completed, and the person can freely choose how to spend the rest of his life. If a person chooses to die, that is fair. Others should not interfere. In most countries, voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide are illegal. However, some countries including Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg and Holland have legitimized part of euthanasia. Australia has been banned from euthanasia for many years. Last November, the state of Vitoria took the lead in passing the euthanasia bill and by the summer of 2019, it would allow patients with fatal illness to end their lives through euthanasia. In the United States, only California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, forcton, Washington, D.C., and Washington, D.C., are allowed to die of euthanasia and leave the world with dignity. To fly to Switzerland this week for euthanasia But Goodall did not have a fatal disease. In fact, just a few years ago, he was in better health. He liked tennis and had been playing at the age of 90; he performed a stage play in his spare time until his eyesight began to decline; he also worked as an Honorary Research Assistant at the EdithCowanUniversity of Perth in Perth. I shouted, but no one heard me. He said he believed it was time to leave the world, but Australias euthanasia legislation was useless for him because he was only targeted at terminally ill people. The 104 year old man decided to travel to Switzerland, where voluntary euthanasia is legal. He will fly to Bordeaux on Wednesday to see his family for the last time before heading to Basel, Switzerland. In Basel, Switzerland, a life end clinic has approved his application for voluntary euthanasia. Although Switzerland is a good country, I dont want to go there, says Goodall, but he has to do it, because the Australian law does not allow him to choose voluntary euthanasia. It makes me feel very sorry. In recent years, the health status of Goodall has continued to decline, and the quality of life has been getting lower and lower. He thanked the public for his concern about the plight he had encountered and hoped that this would lead to more discussions on the issue of voluntary euthanasia. I hope they can understand. He said, I am 104 years old, so I can not live much longer in this world. My health is getting worse and worse, which makes me unhappy. Goodall said his choice of voluntary euthanasia was supported by his family. He and his family discussed the decision frankly. Ive been saying goodbye, and they realize how dissatisfied I am about my life now, and almost everything is unsatisfactory, so the sooner the better. Over the past 20 years, Goodall has been a member of the ExitInternational, a non-profit organization based in Australia, which advocates the legalization of euthanasia. PhilipNitschke, the co - founder of the exiting international, said on the fundraiser GoFundMe that the organizations coordinator in Western Australia, Goodalls friend CarolO Neil, will accompany him on Wednesday to Basel in northwestern Switzerland near the French and German borders. The organization has raised nearly $20 thousand to cover the travel cost of Goodall. 102 years old is still reluctant to leave the job This is not the first time Goodall has attracted global media attention. In 2016, according to the independent newspaper, EdithCowanUniversity in Perth told Goodall that he was not suitable for continuing to work in school because of his health, because his work involved reviewing academic papers and supervising students, and that his health status might not be able to respond to these jobs. But the 102 year old scientist said he wanted to continue his research. The ecologist has been working for 70 years. After being an Honorary Research Assistant at Edith Coen University, he returned to a school in the north of the city four times a week and took 90 minutes each time, including two buses and a train. The school believes that Goodall does not need to trek on to school work again. DavidGoodall, 102, works at Edith Cohen University. According to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation This incident attracted the attention of the international media at that time, and the behavior of schools was considered to be discrimination against the elderly in the workplace. It makes me feel depressed and highlights the age effect. If it hadnt been for my age, this problem would not have happened. Goodall said in an interview at the time. Due to media concerns and reports, the university finally withdrew its decision to leave Goodall. But the school said that because he was worried about the safety of Goodall, he would only be allowed to participate in pre arranged meetings on campus and accompanied by a nursing staff. Now people are old but they may still be healthy. If they want to work and make a contribution, I think each case should be judged according to the actual situation of the parties. She says that all of us will grow old, does that mean that just because our bodies are not as healthy as we used to be, people no longer expect us and expect us to make a contribution? Or think of us as people who should be sent to a nursing home or have to be accompanied by nursing staff? Karen said his father was a very smart and excellent person, even more flexible than his only 1/4. I think its very damaging to fathers personality to let him leave school. I hope my experience can encourage others to continue to be active in their field after retirement. Goodall told Australia Broadcasting Corporation that the society we live in should give everyone an opportunity like this. Because he published more than 100 academic papers and received 3 doctorates in his career, Goodall won the famous Australian medal in 2016. He didnt stop publishing his research papers in magazines until 2016, when he was reviewing and editing papers for different ecological magazines. The source of this article: Red Star News Editor: Zhao Yaping _NN9005 Karen said his father was a very smart and excellent person, even more flexible than his only 1/4. I think its very damaging to fathers personality to let him leave school. I hope my experience can encourage others to continue to be active in their field after retirement. Goodall told Australia Broadcasting Corporation that the society we live in should give everyone an opportunity like this.