An Advanced Care Plan or Directive – (sometimes called a ‘Living Will’) Put simply, your body is alive, but your mind and ability to communicate is dead. In the Directive you have stated what your wishes are because you may not be able to communicate them. Similarly your Will communicates what to do with your assets after your dead. Hence, your body is like an asset, alive or not. And the ‘advanced’ part refers to ‘planning ahead’…so you are not special, highly intelligent or of cutting edge material…sorry.