posted on Nov, 15 2002 @ 04:22 AM
Kim, ignore the other religions, they deny suicide's roll in society because everyone would kill themselves to go to heaven that kinda thing.
I like what a great teacher of mine once said.
"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem"
She said that shortly after one of our friends at school purposely got themselves ran over by a pick-up because they were "fed" up with life, to sum
Basically a large amount of suicides is that type, the pity suicide, which is stupid, because you are quickly forgotten. All the dead are. Life
consumes us and killing yourself won't make anyone care longer than the moment, even parents look for a way to not think about it.
UP, what you asked is is that suicide? (The falling bit) no, that's sacrifice, it all falls under the same umbrella but the difference is one is to
save lives, the other is to end them.
Another good form of suicide is the ritual atonement, such as hari cari, in which you've dishonored your family and publically remove all shame by
admitting your dishonor in a "permanent" way.
Ok now that I have stated my opinions, now I have also read ALL the posts...now I came up with an interesting question.
What is so wrong in OUR society, that would make someone want to commit suicide?
Suicide should have a good reason, and debt-lack of attention-over worked, these are NOT good reasons.
Most of the feelings people get are the confused reactions of self determination, and public "obliviousness" to your being. You can think of it in
the way that you are oblivious to others, we all are.
Has our society change? Are we so stressed and oblivious of eachother now that we feel we have no futures? Or has it always been like this through
out all history?