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"I am a 44 year old white professional male. Atheist by the way. Most would consider me successful, and probably even say I seem happy. But here is the thing, for a long time I was very goal driven, but I no longer am. Mostly I am just bored. I am just tired of the game of life. I am married to a good woman, a decent, hard working, kind woman, but one who is not terribly affectionate. But I suppose that is ok. I have three good kids. They are smart and hard working kids and I am sure their future is bright. But they are pretty much on autopilot now. There is not much more I can do for them other than some financial support (can you say life insurance?). So I ask myself; What do you want? I don't have an answer. I don't think there is anything I really WANT. Love? Sex? Affection? Adventure? Travel? Wisdom? Money? Validation? Those are all just mirages - they are temporary at best. I have seen and done a lot in my life. I am not sure that seeing and doing more is going to change my feeling of boredom. So why pursue these things? Why put any energy or effort into the pursuit of things that I am pretty sure will not make me feel any different? I am not really sad or depressed. I am just unimpressed with what life offers. As I think about all this, it just seems silly to keep playing a game that brings me no real pleasure. It just seems like cashing in my chips and letting my wife and kids get some life insurance is an entirely valid option. I know some life insurance policies have suicide clauses (which I do not think mine has), but even so I could probably make it look like an accident. And please do not tell me your religious reason's for not committing suicide. If you want to believe in an imaginary friend in the sky who listens to your problems as you kneel beside your bed, then fine. However, I do not believe. If you want to offer an opinion on this issue please give me one that is based upon rationality. The bottom line is: What is the purpose of life?"
Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
Ive get the answer...... Start playing Call of Duty. Either one 4 or 5 it dosent matter. They are both good.
Originally posted by spiritwomyn
So boredom is not a good reason? What about no money to escape or get healthy or eat?
I died when I was 17. I have tried to understand why I was sent back. I learned a great deal in that place we call death, but what I have learned since returning is, why bother? No one cares anymore. They say words, with no real meaning behind them. They can't help their fellow humans in need right in front of them out of fear they will be scammed, or that there will not be something in it for them.
So why should we not have the choice to die? If I own my body and I am a free person, then who has the authority to tell me I have to go on living?
For months I have aksed for help, and YET NOT ONE SINGLE HUMAN BEING will help me. As much as my daughter may need me, the oh so high and mighty village, will help her if I am not around.
You tell him he needs help, and that he should want to live. For his family? For your peace of mind? What do you know of death? You only care if someone is dead or dying. You don't care about the living and those in need right now who want to live and survive.
But this man feels done with this plane of exsitence and you aren't even hearing him.
I know what he is saying, what is the purpose? If the world is going to go through mass upheavel in 2012 and there is nothing we can do to stop it. If the Government is going to force us into a socialist country and we can't stop them. Then where is our power?
If we can't stop anything or change anything, then shouldn't we at least have the right to our own fate? Regardless of being diagnosed with cancer or some other dreadful disease, his feelings are just as real as a physical issue.
We talk about our rights, then deny them to others. Christians call others heathens and yet the do the same things under different names.
And one other point, he is asking, not proclaiming. He wants to know , he wants to understand, And if in all of your responses he gets nothing, it is the answer. And in the end the choice is always ours to make. Because regardless of whether you believe in a God or not, we are not to judge, but to love.
Rev, if you make that choice, all I ask is don't take anyone with you and leave a detailed note so your family is not left with unanswered questions. As your right to decide is respected, respect theirs to stay alive.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Life doesn't come with a meaning. It is what we chose to make of it.