Seneca argues, what matters is not how long we live, but how well. And often, living well consists in not living long. Better to die than to live badly, that is, against our nature as rational and social animals. If others can force you to live, you do not own yourself and belong to them Those who support the right to die argue that suicide is acceptable under certain circumstances, such as incurable disease and old age. The idea is that although life is, in general, good, people who face irreversible suffering should not be forced to continue suffering.