Originally posted by Merriman Weir
reply to post by AussieDingus
Stop digging: you're missing the point. She didn't kill herself because of the what might or might not have been on the Morning Show, or in the
Australian. She'd have been more concerned with the wall-to-wall coverage in Britain.
Me stop digging ? Where did i say that she killed herself because of what was in the Australian or on the Morming show ? And your point is ? Have you
ever read the Australian or seen the size of it ? Have you ever watched the Morning show ? The Australian is very rarely read by the majority of
Australians, and the Morning show is one of the biggest hack shows around that only reports on a topic if they feel ratings or a scoop may follow. The
wall-to-wall media coverage in England may of been an issue, but even if it was, she still had the choice of NOT committing suicide. A point that so
many of you on here keep missing, and you've got the hide to tell me to stop digging ?
I'm sure there may of been MANY factors that led her to committ suicide, but the fact is, at the end of the day, she chose her path. People can turn
a blind eye to this all they want, but it won't change things.
I've been called many names in this thread, yet i challenge ANY of those name callers to answer the following questions with complete honesty. Have
YOU lost your best friend to suicide ? Have YOU seen the affect it has on his remaining loved ones ? Have you sat and cried with the remaining family
over their loss ? Have you seen that there were many other options before suicide ? Well i have and can honestly say yes to all questions. If you
can't honestly answer yes to all those questions but want to call me names, then i ask YOU one more question...........WHO THE #@%* DO YOU THINK YOU
ARE TO JUDGE ME ?
My best friend killed himself because he went home drunk, had an argument with his partner and in the heat of the argument he said he'd rather kill
himself then be with her anymore. She replied that he didn't have the balls to do it. He then went out and killed himself to prove her wrong. BUT,
even though he was my best mate, what he did was WRONG, and just because he was my best mate doesn't change the fact that what he did was wrong. I
never had and have never since had any sympathy for him what so ever due to HIS decision, but i do have total sympathy for his family and other
friends that he left behind to pick up the pieces. Hopefully now people can see where i'm coming from before rushing to call me another name. I have
NO sympathy for the woman that killed herself, but i have total sympathy for her family that are the REAL victims here. Our "compassion" should go
to the family of the woman, not the woman herself, as it was her decision that lead to her families current predicament.
If you want to show sympathy to her, then go ahead and good luck, thats your opinion, just don't be so quick to jump down others throats just because
they see it differently to you. Go back and re-read the above paragraph about my best mate and then come back and tell me i'm "shallow" or
unqulaified to comment on this subject.
Considering this topic has gone viral, would it not be a perfect opportunity to use this example to others to show that suicide is NEVER the answer.
To show the effect it has on family members and loved ones, or the people that discover the body. But rather then that hapening, it as usual turns
into a tit-for-tat argument about who's opinion is right or wrong. If using the example of one person may save the lives of hundreds or even
thousands of potential suicider's, then isn't that a good thing. This woman is gone, there is no coming back, thats the reality of suicide, so this
case should now be used as THE case for why suicide is NEVER the answer, and why sympathy should never be given to those that CHOOSE this path !