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Originally posted by Petchy29
Doesn't make sense to me.
If they can reach out to another depressed person to form a suicide pact, are they really suicidal or just depressed and trying to reach out for help?
A suicidal person who's reached the end of their rope(no pun intended) would hardly need help or encouragement.
Members of these suicide pacts probably have a chance at recovery if they still feel the need for human contact and a kind ear.
Originally posted by Night Star
I have seen how much the world has changed in my lifetime. It never gets easier, only gets more crazy and complicated. For gentle souls, for those that feel and think deeply, it is more difficult. It saddens me deeply to see this kind of thing going on.
We have gone from pristine waters and breath-takingly beautiful areas, to concrete, tall buildings, billions of people living in a fast-paced society, and kids sitting behind computers instead of being out in nature and truly living their lives. They see the conflict and chaos of the world today and things getting worse instead of any better. Sadly, they lose their hope.
Originally posted by jokei
I'm also guessing that people are having trouble forging meaningful relationships in real life, the nature of human relationships is becoming more commodified and less real - I think people are becoming more lonely.
This seems to be a common theme with myself, but I'm largely blaming the media, we're getting pushed towards a society of consumerism and we're seemingly validified by what we own/wear etc.
I just feel like I'm living in an Orwellian nightmare, humanity is just a bad joke, beyond redemption and it's the turn for something else on this planet - thing is I've got a great network of real-life friends, that are a good source of support - I don't often talk about the futility of life with them, it's far too mundane AND there are plenty of other things to talk about - there's a lot of common interests etc...
Originally posted by jokei
reply to post by purehughness
Thanks - I think more people realise the problem, but it seems insurmountable and too much to challenge, we all know our leaders are corrupt, liars, thieves, murderers and probably worse. Maybe the day I choose to "off" myself I'll try to take some with me
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by uk today
This is one of the few times I agree with MSM when they don't report something.
If more people knew about it, then they might try something like that.
Personally, I get up every morning thanking god/the gods/budda/marshmallow giants that I have my kids and my wife.
There isn't anything that is that bad that I would consider it.
Suicide, long-term solution to a short-term problem.
Just my humble opinion. . . .