• Noun: the time when something ends; examples: "it was the death of all his plans", "a dying of old hopes"
• Adj: in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; examples: "a dying man", "his dying wish", "a dying fire", "a dying civilization"
• Adj: eagerly desirous; examples: "anxious to see the new show at the museum", "dying to hear who won"
The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.
I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them.
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.