Emanuel noted he 'almost came to blows with the editor of the Atlantic" because he hated the title of the article. He made three important points that were not fully discussed in his article:
1. We should measure life in terms of how meaningful it is, not how long it is.
2. We should focus less on paying for end of life care and more on improving well-being in expectant mothers and adolescents.
3. We should measure meaning in terms of the capacity to create, to share and enjoy the company of others.
Ironically, the title of the article generated a lot of controversy, most likely by people who did not read his piece and used the title confirm their belief that Zeke wants to kill everyone over the age of 75. The title of the article could have been: "I Want To Live Better, Not Just Longer" but it wouldn't have created the same stir..