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 Is suicide okay? (7)

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Is suicide okay?

I'm just curious to see what you guys think about suicide...
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The only time I would ever really think it's ok, and even then I would struggle, is if the person is so sick that there is no hope for it recovery and their life is agony because of it. This includes an elderly person whose only hope of living is constant medication and being strapped to a machine and are wanting to leave this earth under their own terms.

I don't always agree with it but there are certain instances where I can certainly see their reasons and support their decisions.

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I probably have less issue of it than you do, but that's my basic opinion, and rather well stated, too. I had a friend and roommate take his life in my apartment, some 3-4 years ago. It was pretty terrible for me, but I knew he was suffering through terrible depression...I'd tried to help, but ultimately, it just didn't work. What he was going through...well, I just don't claim to know. I have depression issues, but I'm not suicidal. It's not the same.

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Aww I'm so sorry, that must have been horrible....

The thing is, people that commit suicide think they are helping others by leaving this world, but really they hurt their friends and their family.

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"Through early morning fog I see

visions of the things to be

the pains that are withheld for me

I realize and I can see...

that suicide is painless

it brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make

all our little joys relate

without that ever-present hate

but now I know that it's too late, and...

The game of life is hard to play

I'm gonna lose it anyway

The losing card I'll someday lay

so this is all I have to say.

The only way to win is cheat

And lay it down before I'm beat

and to another give my seat

for that's the only painless feat.

The sword of time will pierce our skins

It doesn't hurt when it begins

But as it works its way on in

The pain grows it grin, but...

A brave man once requested me

to answer questions that are key

is it to be or not to be

and I replied 'oh why ask me?'

'Cause suicide is painless

it brings on many changes

and I can take or leave it if I please.

...and you can do the same thing if you please."-MASH

OK, just had to add that.

Personally I would never commit suicide for the sake of giving up. I could only do it as part of a selfless act, such as if my death allowed other people I care about to escape a bad situation, or if I was hopelessly terminally ill and yet my treatments were bankrupting my family to leave them with nothing when I'd finally be gone.

But, ultimately, our lives are our own to live and I don't think anyone has the right to tell another adult of sound mind that they are forbidden from ending it all.

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Love the song - I was a big MASH fan - and agree with the thoughts.

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I never agree with someone taking their own life because we do not realise we are here for more than one reason. This simply means we have the oppertunity to do many things in life and take many paths. However, if you are suffering from physical or mental pain to a degree where you can not take no more, the choice becomes up to him or her.