Making your last wishes known no matter what age you are is important. Of course, it is vital to live in the moment, but it is also important to prepare for the future. You never know what the future holds. According to a 1991 Gallup poll, 75% of Americans feel advance directives are a good idea, yet only 20% actually complete them. By preparing an advance directive ahead of time, you can make sure your decisions are thoughtful and the right decisions.