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Originally posted by Alexander_Supertramp
reply to post by Dystopiaphiliac
I think I have a tiny inclination of what you're trying to convey....my only quarrel is: on a subatomic scale, life and death are (at least to my limited knowledge) inapplicable. You cannot look at subatomic particles and see life or death, only movement/behavior/place, etc. So, thinking about things on that scale really doesn't work for discussing life and death issues when those issues only apply to larger scales. (To make myself more clear: a quark is neither alive nor dead, so to talk of such really has no meaning. However, life and death are in terms of large-scales, like the human body, made up of X amount of quarks. Only when talking about the body can we discuss life and death, even though it is made up of X amount of quarks. Hope that made some kind of sense?!)edit on 6-8-2011 by Alexander_Supertramp because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gabby2011
reply to post by MamaJ
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.
I'm surprised to hear something so judgemental coming from you.
Many commit suicide because they want to save their families the terrible burden of medical expenses.
Anyone who can so harshly judge suicide , and put everyone who has ever done it in the pathetic category, is really the pathetic one. Who made you the judge of what is cowardly ,and selfish??? You really have no idea what some people go through , and you really aren't in any position to pass judgements on what is cowardly ,and what is selfish.
Love is what I am ALL about my sweet thang.
Originally posted by Whateva69
reply to post by MamaJ
It’s all about me, me…me…me, how could they do this to ME. Who’s the selfish one?
What about the poor soul, what about them.
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.
Originally posted by Mallik
When you die.