We're reading Scott Adam's words precisely because he *didn't* dial back his emotions. He was distraught and angry that he couldn't alleviate his father's suffering when he needed it most. The irony here is that Adams is a wealthy man -- he has the financial ability to pay for the best health care the nation can offer, but health care isn't what his father needs. Adams has a right to be angry, and he has a right to demand change (as do any of us in a democracy). Sometimes that means saying things out loud that are perhaps better kept inside. In this case, though, his "inside voice" speaks a grain of truth; politicians who force unimaginable agony on the dying should take the time to visit care homes and hospices and realize that unless laws are changed, there's a high chance that their inhumane laws will result in them dying a long and horrible death, too.