Originally posted by MamaJ
I believe in helping others and being here for others in need. I like for people to be support for me as well in my time of need. We are here with an
instinct to survive. We love deeply and sob when a loved one passes.
Suicide is a selfish act.....totally against what I believe. To be selfish and kill yourself is a slap in the face to your loved ones. Its a cowardly
act. For anyone to commit such an act is pathetic in my opinion.
sorry but i have to disagree with the "Suicide is a selfish act" statement. while i respect that may be your opinion, i balk because i have way too
often seen this sentiment dragged out in suicide discussion threads.
it's reminds me of how some people parrot that the people you see crying at funerals are only feeling sorry for themselves, etcetera. just because
someone repeats something they've heard someone else say doesn't make it factual. opinion yes, lack of original thought, perhaps. either way,
serious topics deserve deeper examination IMHO.
i can't agree that suicide is a cowardly act either. it is the exact opposite, it is the ultimate act of aggression. to be able to make such a choice
and then follow through with it takes strong will and determination. many speak of it for the sake of attention or as a cry for help. the truly brave
step up to the plate and knock one right out of the ballpark.
in our lifetime there are a huge amount of things taking place around the clock, 24/7. we may be affected by many events each day, to differing
degrees of severity. there are many things we may like to see changed or not take place at all. in our reality we are very limited to what and how
many things we may impact upon. sadly, most things, even the very things that change and affect our daily living, we can do little or nothing to
change. for many that is an incredible source of frustration and feeling of hopelessness.
one of the few things we (the able-bodied) can control is choosing when and where we may wish to end our personal life cycle. this is not cowardice,
this is bravery. nor is it an immoral act, as one being true to one's self to the most pure form, it is honorable.
there are many reasons and thoughts toward suicide. almost every time i read of someone losing their self-control and killing or harming others and
then killing themself i think "what a shame he didn't just start with himself. now people are dead, people are injured/scarred, people are
traumatized. he should have just killed himself."
often when i read of a person who either chose to do a terrible act or lost their ability to restrain themselves from acting upon horrible impulses,
these people who commit rape, torture, paedophilia etcetera i can't help but wish they had simply killed themselves instead of harming an innocent or
ruining another persons life. on the big picture, it really would have been for the better.
if i woke tomorrow and read on ATS that there was mass suicide around the world and all the people that do the things which make reading newspapers
makes one feel sick, those who mis-lead and make life hell, who are responsible for the sick twisted depraved acts that make living so hard for so
many, if they all killed themselves while i slept, i would give thanks and praise to God that these bad people got conscious. i would have hope for a
sound crazy? think of how much nicer life would have been for people if Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Emperor Hirohito, Vlad the Impaler, Attila the
Hun, Caligula, Pol Pot and Idi Amin Dada had suicided in their youth instead of living the lives they lead.