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How could someone stand to call him a selfish coward? The real selfish people are those that would have seen him lie in bed until he had absolutely no faculties left. And cowardice? He stood (figuratively) staring at the gaping maw of mortality and did not shy away. We should all be so brave. edit on 9-8-2011 by relpobre000 because: cured Wall-of-text syndrome
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
reply to post by MamaJ
I have to agree with Mister_Bit here. I don't think it is fair for you to say you've felt their pain and know what they went through yet you chose to continue "fighting", that doesn't sound very compassionate at all. I also don't think it is very compassionate or helpful to say you forgive them for putting you and your family through pain. This also sounds very selfish. It is your decision to hold onto images of someone who is no longer with you, who chose to end their life because they were unhappy with how it was. People who are suffering extremely like this don't want you to tell them how to live or how to be strong like you, in fact that may be the reason they are so depressed in the first place, they only want someone to understand them and not judge them for feeling the way they do. Maybe that is why psychotherapy has failed so many of these kids.
If you yourself have not conquered hate, and even a hatred for hate is hate, then how can you possibly help anyone else to do so? To be honest, it seems your desire to want to help others is more of a desire to experiment your belief systems on other people to see if they work or not. If this is true, then not only are you potentially damaging the very same people you seek to help, but you are simply running away from your own problems. Problems like not being able to let go of painful images in your mind. Problems like blaming everyone else for your suffering. You are the only one who can overcome these problems, just as the people you want to help are the only ones who can overcome their problems. And until you accept this as reality, you will only be doing more damage than good, which would really suck in your case since you want so badly to do good for this world.
Originally posted by davespanners
This is a question that plays on my mind every so often I should preface the question by saying that I'm not contemplating suicide or anything like that, just posing a question.
What I would like to know is, what for you would make life not worth carrying on with anymore?
Can you ever imagine a point where you would consider suicide as an option, or do you believe that it is never an option however bad life is?
Have you ever been at the point of considering ending your life and if so what made you decide not to go through with it, fear if the unknown, thinking of the people you would leave behind?
Would religion play any part in you making a decision like that and if so, how?
Personally I have been at points in my where I have considered suicide but I have never really been close to going through with it, although I think I could imagine a point, maybe through severe physical or mental disability that I would, things like severe Alzheimer's for example, not being able to remember my own name or family.
I hope this isn't too depressing a question, I know it can be a pretty taboo subject and one that people get very nervous talking about and I don't really know what I hope to gain from asking the question, apart from maybe some perspective on how other people think.
I AM HERE FOR YOU....PLEASE message me and we will go through this together!