posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by Parksie
the Samurai warriors who commit harakiri- could of lived to fight another day, to support there cause or ruler
The monks who set themselves on fire are even more stupid- you said it i didn't - but yes they are did there act create a stir, sure did but what did
any one truly gain from it?
we have the stupid people who wear explosive vests when they get aboard crowded vehicles. - yes they are stupid, killing non-combatants is stupid, it
causes moral outrage and detracts from your purpose and goals.
I disagree with your statement the brave thing to do would be to stand up, knock the dust off your shoulders and educate yourself give yourself a way
to fight back against your "wrong doers"
The act of suicide is the easy way out, you dont have to admit defeat, that you were wrong or face your problems. You just leave your friends and
family to deal with all that for you. Adding onto it all with the guilt and sadness they now feel that you are gone.
this is a story of courage or bravery -
When my grandfather was diagnosed as terminally ill he was in constant pain and was made aware of the short life expectancy he had left. He could
have taken the easy road and ended his suffering, but he didnt he was brave and stuck it out untill it was his time to go. When asked why he was
allowing himself to suffer, he responded " I want to be with my family and friends, they need to understand that im ok with what is happening to me.
When it is my time to go, i will, not before"
that is bravery that is courage
Killing yourself is not even close to being on the same level of courage or bravery. It is a selfish act period.