If you’re under 30 years-old, it’s probably unlikely that you’ve considered your own mortality, especially if you’re healthy. While that’s understandable, it’s also irresponsible. The fact is, illness, life-changing injuries and tragedies strike people indiscriminately, regardless of their ages.
If something were to happen to you and you were unable to make decisions for yourself, who would make them on your behalf? If you’re a minor, your parents or legal guardian would have the right to make decisions for you. If you’re 18 years-old or older, your loved ones would need to get a court order to make decisions for you if you didn’t have a living will or advanced directive in place.