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Cutting Cutting is dumb
Debate Score:40
Arguments:32
Total Votes:43
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 Cutting (13)
 
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With or against people cutting themselfs?

Are you for or against people cutting? Whats your opinion about it. 

Cutting

Side Score: 24
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Cutting is dumb

Side Score: 16
3 points

I oppose the practice itself, but I support peoples' right to engage in it.

Side: Cutting

I've known people that do it (and dated one), and I also used to do it about a few years ago when I was extremely depressed. I'm not going into why I was depressed, it's personal. People have their different reasons for cutting themselves; mine was that I didn't feel anything, but cutting myself made me feel something. You can't really understand unless you have actually had severe depression, unfortunately. So it's not entirely fair for someone that has had no experience in the matter to say things like "there are better ways to deal with it, you idiot". Yes there are better ways to deal with it, but when you are that depressed you don't think rationally, you just do whatever you can and what you believe to be right; the opinions of others don't matter as much as your own.

Side: Cutting
2 points

When I was young, I wanted to cut myself. Not out of depression or anything like that; I'd never been cut before, I had no idea what it felt like, and couldn't stand that. I got over that, though, but can understand why those who are depressed do it; the release of endorphins caused by cutting is apparently pleasuring, something not otherwise to be found when depressed. Let people cut themselves; it isn't my - or, especially, the government's - business if people want to do it. They alone are responsible for their own body, even if they're depressed.

Side: Cutting
nocturnal123(43) Disputed
2 points

Seriously... were you born with a cotton body suit? And people who cut themselves need help not the free will to mutalate their own bodies to shreds with their blood dripping down just so they can get their jollies off.

Side: Cutting is dumb
Saurbaby(5578) Disputed
4 points

People should be free do whatever they please to themselves.

so they can get their jollies off.

This proves how ignorant you are of the topic. People don't cut themselves to have fun. They do it to feel something. I cut myself before during a rough time in my life. I did it to get some control. I would be crying and as soon as I saw the blood I stopped and calmed down. I'm not saying there aren't other ways to calm down, but at the time I didn't have a lot of options.

If you're going to try and debate on a subject at least get some information on it. Because from what you've said, you clearly don't know anything about it.

Side: Cutting
Liber(1728) Disputed
2 points

Seriously... were you born with a cotton body suit?

Excuse me?

And people who cut themselves need help not the free will to mutalate their own bodies to shreds

They need both.

just so they can get their jollies off.

Once again, excuse me?

Side: Cutting
2 points

It's our bodies - why shouldn't we be able to do what we wish? As a coping strategy, it's been shown to be effective (I would know, too, because I have quite a history with it). It's when people let their emotions override their discretion that it becomes dangerous.

Side: Cutting
1 point

Just how is the Government going to stop people from doing this anyways?

Side: Cutting
1 point

As a person who cuts, I do this to know that I am still in control of myself and that my depression is not. Cutting is pretty much a disorder. Different people suffer from different forms of depression. When someone sees themselves bleed it reminds them that they can still feel, that they still have a life that isn't over yet. Cutting releases stress. The chemicals called Endorphins are released to relieve the stress or emotional pain they are having. Also, these people who cut believe they deserve it. The people who are saying "cutting is dumb" are probably the same people who make condescending comments to others. We have no actual right to look down on those who are mutilating their body. It is their decision. It is how they keep going. I've been clean from cutting for a few months and I still have the desire to cut because it becomes addictive. You don't know how to stop if it starts to feel good and solve your problems. Some people can get over cutting easier than others.

Side: Cutting
JustIgnoreMe(3584) Clarified
1 point

There are fake accounts and then there are fake accounts...

A Hitler loving, flat-earth believing, cutter - well-played!

Side: Cutting
ShySmile(15) Disputed
1 point

First off, this isn't a fake account thank you very much. I don't believe in a flat earth and yes I actually am a cutter. Not sure if you are just rude or being sarcastic.

Side: Cutting
1 point

Mmmmm... The rush...before and after.

Sssssss.....mmmmmmmmnn

Side: Cutting
3 points

I really dont think cutting is right. There is other ways to deal with your anger or stress than to cut or harm yourself.

Side: Cutting is dumb

Well, I personally think that cutting to relieve pain is kind of like breaking a bone to get forget about a tooth ache. Of course this is not good comparison because breaking bones are far more painful than cutting. Cutting is common in Teens, it kind of shows how Teens need to develop better relationships with their parents, if they did, they would talk to their parents and ask for help. I am against it because if they do it at first, it starts to become a habit and you can go into deeper cuts which can lead to diseases. I do not blame the Teens, even though they are actually doing it, it is usually because people can reject them and they become so emotional they resort to cutting. My source : http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/cutting.html#

Side: Cutting is dumb
AskingAndy(79) Clarified
2 points

A lot of teens cant even go to their parents, like me, my parents are the reason for it, there not people that i can turn to. and who cares if its someones body let them do what they want with it.

Side: Cutting
Saurbaby(5578) Clarified
1 point

I'd like to point out that teens whose parents are willing to talk to them and very open can still cut. There's so many variables with it that you can't blame it on the parents for not talking to them. Because they could be but the children still may feel it's not enough.

And it's not just teens that cut.

Side: Cutting
1 point

I can understand the feelings from both sides, as I have had to deal with both (before a fam. member started I could joke about it without caring, now it's really irritating and it's become a soft spot for me). I just barely agree that you have the right, but obviously almost anything else is better.

Side: Cutting is dumb
1 point

NO NO NO!!!!! Why would you ever want to porpusly hurt yourself! Thats terrible! Please people, dont hurt yourselfs, life is good, dont spend time worrying about wether or not you should cut yourself, i feel bad for the people that have to live that way!

Side: Cutting is dumb
1 point

NO NO NO!!!!! Why would you ever want to porpusly hurt yourself! Thats terrible! Please people, dont hurt yourselfs, life is good, dont spend time worrying about wether or not you should cut yourself, i feel bad for the people that have to live that way!

Side: Cutting is dumb
1 point

NEVER cut yourself! Life is here for a reason! You cant waist it away with cutting! If the reason you are cutting is at school or at home or work try to handle it not cut yourself! Your family will be sad if they find out that you have been cutting so STOP! maybe im not right but i say to STOP STOP STOP

Side: Cutting is dumb
1 point

Why would you cut yourself first of all that would hurt and second of all tell someone you trust if their is a problem because you don't need to waste your live just for something little like getting bullied plz talk to someone then wasting your live enjoy live!

Side: Cutting is dumb

I don't think people should self mutilate themselves and put cuts on their flesh.

Side: Cutting is dumb
1 point

"yeah, i believe we live on a flat world and i also believe cutting myself is the best thing in the world". Like fish please, stop with the nonsense, you ain't tricking nobody when you say shit like this. You sound stupid because you are. Cutting yourself is appalling. If you like the feeling of getting cut, go play sword fighting, let's see how that goes. As for a way of relieving stress, cutting yourself is the stupidist thing. Like are you that desperate to give yourself and your loved ones pain, along with psychological pain. Go treat yourselves before coming here and debating crap like this.

Side: Cutting is dumb
-1 points

If your depressed, do some meth like the rest of the world rather than bleeding all over your mothers perfectly good floor while listening to hawthorne heights.

Side: Cutting is dumb