Suicide is, very simply ending one's life, often due to some form of stress or pain in the individual's life. Suicide is viewed by some as completely reasonable and by others as selfish.
Certain individuals label suicide as reasonable due to the fact that it negates the pain and suffering an individual may be feeling that may not be tolerable or possible to deal with.
Suicide is also labelled as selfish because it ignores the responsibilities one has to others and the world. This usually falls under the category of those who realise that life is not based on the individual, because if it were jumping off a bridge wouldn't work since you'd land on the 22 story high pile of bodies already there. In this sense, suicide is seen as an escape harming the people close to one's self and adding trauma to their lives.
It is important to remember that many people who attempt suicide are not in fact suicidal and need something as simple as someone to talk to, therefore, judging or institutionalising someone who has attempted to commit suicide will contribute further to their problems.
An anti-suicidal quote: "You can't possibly know if life will get better if you aren't here to live it". That one kept a number of people here.
A form of suicide is jumping off a bridge, or in front of a train, much to the inconvenience of commuters. This form is often a final "screw you" to the world.
Your way to say to God "You can`t fire me! I quit!"
Georgie put the gun in her mouth and pressed the trigger
People say suicide is selfish and cowardly. That's bullshit. It's more selfish to expect someone to go through life feeling like shit, just so you can keep them around because they make you happy or some shit. It is not they're duty to keep you happy whilst they go through hell, you fucking morons.
Someone decided their live was no longer living, so when they killed themselves, all the sensible people who loved them felt very sad, but realised that it would be selfish to expect them to go on living, just for their own pleasure.
Something which should always be the LAST item on your to-do list.
An act which, despite its distaste to many people, is not to be judged. The most notable of the outcomes is the death of the practitioner - however there are other things to consider. It could be done to prove a point, to end personal suffering, or in other extreme circumstances. Consider, for instance, if one had cancer and knew it to be both incurable and excruciatingly painful - and to make things even simpler this person eighty four years of age - suicide would be justified and probably not looked down on. Many who commit suicide may look on their death as a sort of martyrdom (whether it be a delusion of grandeur or realistic is not my place to decide) and believe that it will prove a point. Then there are those who make what many consider to be a mistake and do it in a fit of passion or rage. As I said earlier, though, it is an action that is not to be judged by the living (or in my mind, by anyone). It is a matter of personal decision as to what is best for ther person considering it. While many would say it is an act of selfishness because of the supposed depression it inflicts on others, one might also question what debt we carry to others? Does meeting someone mean that I must live for their happiness? While it is a selfish act in the truest sense of the phrase - an act carried out in self interest - I would contend that this isn't something to condemn as our bashing of it would be in our own self interest. It is an act of self-indulgent hypocrisy to re...more...
A simple and efficient way of dealing with all of life's problems.
Just commit suicide, and you'll never be unhappy again.
---Suicide is NOT the cowards way out. If you commit suicide it doesn't mean that you are a weak or bad person. Everybody encounters problems during their lives that may make their lives hard. But it's not how bad these problems are that matters, it's how the individual knows to handle these problems. Some people can't see a way out other than suicide but that doesn't, in any way, make them a weak or lesser person. It only shows that they haven't been taught how to handle their problems in any better way. And that is not their fault.
---Never ignore somebody if they start to talk about ending their life. Most of the time it is NOT for attention. Most of the time it is a cry for help. They are asking for somebody to show that they care. They aren't doing it to be called a poser or stupid or an attention-seeker or any other shit like that. They're saying it because they actually DO want to end it...they do actually feel the need to die. And if you just ignore them, how are you going to feel when you find out that they're dead? Think about it...just try to help the individual as much as you can.
---Suicide is NOT a selfish act. You all say that they're leaving their loved ones behind and hurting them, but that really only makes you selfish. How can you expect this person to continue living through all the pain that their life is giving them? To go through the feeling of being invisible, like they have no one to confide in? To go through feeling like everybody that once ...
1) The act of taking one's own life. 2) An ill-advised act causing irrevocable harm to one's reputation: political suicide, social suicide, intellectual suicide.
Comparing rape to bad traffic would be considered political suicide, especially considering women are consistently swing voters.