This is an essay wrapped in a short story, published by Moon Magazine. In my opinion, important life choices should not be determined by anyone except the person making the choice. Assisi Terminal was first formed way back when after seeing the movie Soylent Green. There’s this scene near the end with Edward G. Robinson and he decides to go to… Wait, that would be a spoiler. Read it and then go watch the movie.
As a bonus, you’ll find Assisi Terminal included in this collection.