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Originally posted by Shystargazer
I lost my husband to suicide in 2003. There was nothing beautiful about it.
He had severe Parkinson's and was only 53.
It is a selfish act. I can't think about the good times that we had together. I can only feel the pain of his suicide.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
I have to say I only read the first page of replies and already I am sickened by some people's attitudes.
Who are you to judge if suicide is selfish? Who are you to determine if it is wrong? It is just as bad as forcing a religion or certain ideals on someone - calling someone a "piece of" whatever without even knowing the circumstances is just completely asinine in my opinion.
There are some people on this Earth that are selfish for NOT taking their lives. I don't care how precious you feel it to be. It is YOUR life to judge how you want, and for whatever God you worship, if any. It isn't up to the people around you to determine how your life is to be handled, or ended in this situation.
Depression isn't a mental illness. This is coming from someone who has been diagnosed with severe depression for the past 6 years and have attempted suicide once. It is a direct cause of action.
You don't just get depressed for no reason. If this world as a whole wasn't as messed up as it was, we wouldn't have to be labeling everything with a term and every other ailment as a mental illness.
There comes a point in a mind where there is only so much you can take. For some it isn't so much, for other it is an incredibly high threshold. But don't for a MINUTE or even a SECOND thing that depression was caused by the people suffering with it. It doesn't work like that.
You want to blame someone or something for something you see as wrong, blame the people of this world who are the cause of it. An illness and death is one thing, but combined with all the overall crap that this world has devolved to, I find it a wonder that the suicide rate isn't above 50% of all people.
Keep your SELFISH judgments to yourself.
Originally posted by quackers
Hmm, so a couple of selfish people who lost the only thing in their sad little lives that meant a damn decided to do the world a favour and throw themselves off a cliff. It would be a sad story, if it were not so pathetic. Good riddence, lets hope the people they left behind are not so cowardly.