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It takes the pain away It doesn't help
Debate Score:69
Arguments:49
Total Votes:85
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 It takes the pain away (21)
 
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Cutting

I wanna know your views on this. I just need to know what some people think.

It takes the pain away

Side Score: 27
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It doesn't help

Side Score: 42
2 points

I'm siding over here because if i didn't it would make me a huge ass hypocrite, but I think cutting is kinda dumb. It hurts other people too when they find out. I used to cut all the time, but then i had a glimpse of what it did to my friends and I really hated myself because of it. Now...I don't really do it, but it's not like I'm trying to say i won't do it again. I know at some point in time i'll have the urge to do it again. I don't wanna sit here and say I will for a fact do it again, but it is a big possibility. =/ If that helps. Probably not, but I tried.

Side: It takes the pain away
1 point

Oh dear, medically misinformed fodder galore. I can't possibly win from such a futile debate, but oh well, Tally ho!

Allow me to shed some light to this matter; I say to hell with anyone who perpetually pulls out "it doesn't allow you to face your problems". Damn it all, humans are stupid little creatures and the majority will be as such. In reality, we are all cowards trying to run from our realities.

First, I will say this; Two main reasons: One, cutting and other forms of pain trigger the release of endorphins, which make you feel good. Allowing the neurological conditions to focus more on physical pains rather than mental stress, releasing unpleasant feelings like sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, and self-loathing. After cutting, mood often increases because these negative emotions have been dispelled.

Secondly; in terms of cognitive neurology, humans altogether just love the feeling of having control over their lives, no matter what the method is.

So, in this sense, yes it does.

Edit: Personally, I think low of anyone who does this.

But nevertheless, regardless of how stupid their methods are, it certainly helps the majority.

Side: It takes the pain away
casper3912(1580) Disputed
2 points

It does release endorphins and provide a sense of power, but its a a behavior which causes more pain in the long run for short term releases from problems it can never solve. Its a behavior which is likely to be compulsive and destructive, the 'help' it gives is the same type of 'help' alcohol may give an alcoholic.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

I have to say that yes, it does help. Cutters usually have an inner pain that is stifling and they need a physical outer pain to lessen the inner pain. Cutting achieves this and in the process, it lengthens the pain for a considerable amount of time depending on how deep the cut is which enables a decent lengthed time-out period of a simpler pain as opposed to the inner hell that the person is experiencing. Although the pain is temporary and the inner pain will rise soon, it achieves its purpose; distraction. This pushes down the inner pain and gives him/her a break from the emotional hell that the person is experiencing.

Side: It takes the pain away
1 point

cutting yourself does help, momentarily, and it can be addicting, cutting ones skin results in the release of an endorphine that hinders the feeling of pain within the body, i have had experiance with this at different stages in my life, however, it quickly moved from cutting to beating a punching bag until the skin on my knuckles was completely obliterated, simply because it made me feel really good.. however, i have since moved on with my life, i find other ways, like music to sooth my anger, it does help, but there are other things, and just know, if anyone needs someone to talk to, you may not know me, but i love being a shoulder to lean on, shoot me a pm and we can chat and maybe even debate more personal things, it always used to help me!

Side: It takes the pain away
5 points

It is a cry for help, It probably temporarily eases a persons Mental pain, but I would think never helps in the end..

Side: It doesn't help
3 points

There are far better ways to get through a bad phase than hurting yourself - whether physically or psychologically. I experimented a little with cutting in my early teen years, and all it did was suck me into a deeper depression, because it kept my attention focused on whatever was letting me down.

These days, when I feel sucky, I watch a few movies in a row, or read an entire book series. This sort of thing distracts me from my emotions for a while, and by the time I'm done watching/reading, I've put enough distance between myself and whatever made me feel bad that I can carry on with my life again.

Side: It doesn't help
3 points

Anyone who does this is fucking nutty as hell and someone better help them before it's too late!

Side: It doesn't help
Billie(799) Disputed
1 point

"Anyone who does this is fucking nutty"

Where on earth did you get that from?

Side: It takes the pain away
2 points

cutting lets you feel pshyical pain instead of dealing with the emotional. but what happens when that pshyical pain is gone? the emotional pain comes back 10 times as hard and kicks you in the butt! ive never cut but ive seen friends and not once has it ever truly help them...... just makes them feel worse......

Side: It doesn't help

These people who injure themselves are fucking mentally disturbed .

In their desire to attract attention to themselves, they inflict minor wounds on themselves.

I'll tell you fuktards what, you want my attention?

Start slicing off limbs instead. LOL

Side: It doesn't help
Bloodapple(4) Disputed
1 point

While I am neither for or against cutting I did feel the need to set your obviously ignorant view straight. I am a past cutter. I have the word rape carved into my leg. I have large red scars down my arms and I have scars that are inside, ones no one else has ever seen. I wouldn't call them minor. I would label them as permanent reminders. However, it was never for attention. I was loved. I have a mother and a father who adore me. I have two caring brothers and best friends that would have been there for me if I had merely picked up the phone, for no reason at all. So attention was never a factor. My cutting was a physical way to express to MYSELF the mental and emotional pain that I was enduring as a result of a sexual crime that had been committed against me. There are times in a persons life that no matter how large your support system is, you have a battle you wrongly feel that only you can fight. It starts to overwhelm you to the point that you aren't sure how to let it out and a logical conclusion at the time SEEMS TO BE cutting. I ask that instead of posting ignorant debate answers you read up on the subject first. By the way. I AM menatlly disturbed! I have bipolar. The definition fits and it is a shoe I gladly wear. However, this doesn't mean I will randomly fly into a murderous rage or even say mean things to mean people. Nor will I start to cut of limbs. Oh, and it's spelled "Fucktards" although it's not really a word at all.

Side: It takes the pain away
1 point

Like I said, a mental problem.

As for fuktard, as you said it isn't a real word( but it is ,It's called slang)

The spelling varies.

Anything else you need clarified?

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

While I have never tried it and don't intend to, I can see someone's level of frustration getting to the point where they need to reach out for help and use this as a method.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

The attention you get from people by cutting oneself is them being terrified. When you feel like you are worthless, do something to change your viewpoint, do not cause negative attention. Go to the source of the problem and fight the problem. be assertive when it comes to your beliefs. Those who make you feel less of a person always do so intentionally, and they will pay for it by suffering at least 10 years in hell whether you believe it or not. God is real, and He created us all equal to each other. It is just that some strengths need to be discovered and activated, while others are apparent. Besides, you could cut a major artery or vain regardless of how lightly you cut yourself - even if it is a small chance, it is still not worth doing.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

I used to know someone who would cut herself and no longer does it because she realized it did nothing but leave scars bigger than the ones she started with. I never saw the point in it and I guess I never will. Why people want to cure one pain with another and still feel the same after is beyond me.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

CUTTING IS FOR PUSSIES!

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Side: It doesn't help
venom2tater(320) Disputed
1 point

Cutting may be stupid, but that doesn't make the people that do it or that have done it a pussy by any means. Just saying. I know someone, my best friend, that has done it and now is a extremely strong person. She's no pussy. She's one of the strongest people I know actually.

Side: It takes the pain away
cuntyguy2(205) Disputed
1 point

that has done it and now is a extremely strong person. She's no pussy. She's one of the strongest people I know actually.

She was weak and is strong now. Has she stopped cutting? If so she has become strong... but was weak when she was cutting.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

Guys, cutting is not that bad. What am I supposed to rip apart my steak like some jerk? I think not. AMERICA!

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

Don't do it! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

I've only done it once and now every time I see the scars, i can actually remember feeling the physical pain and it kinda sucks. It didn't help me deal with anything. All it did was make my friends REALLY mad at me. I could probably never do it again. To do it the first time took all my will power. (Probably because I hate pain and I can't stand the thought of blood)

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

If your in pain the only way you need to deal with it is mentally! You can't ease your pain trying all the Gateway theories where you assume your pain reduces as your succumbed into something more physical a pain It is wrong... No matter how right it seems... Hurting your self is Ingratitude to yourself!

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

Turn inwards and locate your reserves of infinite strength, taking a blade to your wrist is no way to solve your problems.

Side: It doesn't help
1 point

I've got nothing against suicide, depression, and the like, but cutting yourself it just an idiotic way to stain your couch and ruin a nice knife. If you're going to cut yourself, it's down the street, not across the road.

Side: It doesn't help

Feeling a chemical high doesn't undo physical and mental damage to yourself. If cutting helps people, then by golly, cocaine must help people to!

Side: It doesn't help