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Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
It,s a shame this young woman seems to have had no one to put all this " The end is nigh " drivel in to perspective, seeing it for what it is, rubbish. An older person could have told her that deluded persons have been predicting the end of the world for hundreds of years at the very least.
And. that nothing ever happens, or is likely to, as a result of these barmy attention seeking nutters, for that is all they are....
Originally posted by Trolloks
The world just got a little lighter.....
I have no sympathy for this girl. She seemed to not use any critical thinking, you can't just believe everything you read about these things, you should take everything with a pinch of salt. If you thought the world was going to end, and was so certain that you would hang yourself, then why would you kill yourself anyway? Why not just die when the world ends? At least then there is a chance that you would survive because it's not true (personaly, im not a 2012 believer).
No doubt people will jump on the bandwagon and blame people here and blame people there, but the fact is that there if no one to blame, it is her fault, no one elses. I may sound like a horrid person, or someone lacking in compasion, but in all seriousness, she did it, and it was no one elses fault.
Originally posted by Renegade2283
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm sitting here and reading this thread go by with a profound sense of sadness. This is by no means directed to any one ..or more... people. Although if someone thinks my thoughts include them in saying this, there might be some basis for it.
We have gathered on these boards many times now to lament the horrors of society and the evil kids can do onto each other when one or more of them decides to commit suicide but are too cowardly to do what this girl did. They have to kill many others FIRST in a school or mall shooting. In other cases, it's their own families they shoot to pieces and THEN kill themselves. I rarely, if ever, hear people doubting the basis of THOSE kids and suggesting they were just weak minded idiots who couldn't cope...and so..good riddens.
Those are the very ones I think we OUGHT to feel that way about, by the way. However, when a young teenage girl loses herself to despair, depression and fear to the point of quietly taking her OWN life....just hers....it's a source of endless ridicule and derision.
Whats wrong with this picture? The punks killing innocent people first almost seem to gain a cult following among some here. This poor girl? Just a pathetic piece of garbage to wonder why anyone even bothered to share the story, to hear many speak tonight.
Yes... It's sadness. Not anger, not even disgust. Just sadness. If we can't even find an ounce of empathy within ourselves for a 16yr old girl who is dead today, and shouldn't be, then what have we to show when the situation is far closer to home and that empathy might truly make all the difference to others?
Ok well I guess I havent been on this site long enough to see that. I think I understand what your saying though. Lets use columbine for an example. In this case I see a bunch of popular kids picking on these kids. Probably using physical abuse half the time. So the argument is that these popular kids pushed them to the brink, a lot of the time by physically hurting them.
This girl acted alone, and purely on written words. Nothing spoken and no physical harm happened. It would be a better argument if the girls house had been physically shaken in an attempt to convince her of an increase in earthquakes. Maybe then would your comparison hold water.
Actually there were a fair share of people at my school who didn't deserve to live. Not that I would ever kill anyone based entirely on character. You can not deny that there are some straight scumbags in schools. These kids were not killing themselves because of a fear that something would happen that probably wont. They killed themselves so they were not captured by the police, who would do so for sure. There was certainty in the columbine case. The Columbine shooters true intention was to kill the people who had caused them so much pain, killing themselves just happened to be the end result.
This is like attacking The Boondock Saints for promoting violent solutions to evil. Imagine if the Columbine shooters had seen the Boondock Saints at one point. Would that movie have to take some responsibility. I dont believe it should, people should be responsible for their own action
d by Talltexxxan
Why would you kill yourself?
If I was as certain as the girl, that the world was gonna end, I would want to stick around for the show.
After all, it would be a once in a lifeti.......spiecies event.
hope you brought your sunglasses
. Much remains unknown about the local ISM, including details of its distribution, its origin, and how it affects the Sun and the Earth.
December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.
But while searching for answers she began researching doomsday scenarios - becoming convinced a nuclear reactor meltdown would end civilisation in the coming months
If you thought the world was going to end, and was so certain that you would hang yourself, then why would you kill yourself anyway? Why not just die when the world ends?
'But the simple and perfect world she sought, where all living things would be treated with compassion and equality, was never going to materialise.
'Unfortunately the future for her in her eyes must have seemed very bleak.
'Sadly there were too many bad points for her to contend with and the lure to opt out was too compelling.
'We can only conclude that she wasn't prepared to adjust to adulthood with all the complications, injustice and, for her, unhappiness that came with it.'