l never attempted to commit suicide
l tried to commit suicide once
l tried to commit suicide more than once
l thought about commiting suicide but never attempted
l never thought about commiting suicide
l usually tend to commit suicide but always prevent myself
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Naturally, a normal person would ask… “Suicide – Why?” The fact that I asked “Why not?” establishes from the very beginning the difference in how I viewed life.
......Personally, I didn’t believe suicide necessarily must result from a terrible problem, or problems. ......It seemed to me there are six major reasons people do not seriously consider suicide.
1. The first and foremost reason is “Why?” In other words, “Why would I even contemplate such a thing?” These people have never considered suicide, don’t understand it, are probably happy or at least not depressed, fulfilled by work, family, school or some combination.
2. And, that’s probably the second major reason people don’t commit suicide – loved ones. For most of us, we are either married or have children or have parents or close brothers and sisters. Most of us have other people that depend upon us either financially or emotionally.
3. The third most likely reason people want to stay alive is probably related to wanting to see the future.
4. If I had to have guessed, I would have said the fourth most prevailing reason to stay alive is because of accomplishments. People want to accomplish as much as they can in their lives and they don’t want to run out of time before they do it.
5. The fifth reason is the recently popular term “bucket list” – meaning the things you want to have experienced before you kick the bucket.
6. The last major reason I thought of for why people want to live indefinitely is the whole notion of leaving a legacy.
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” ― Mark Twain
Excerpted from Martin Manley : "My Life and Death" Martin Manley Life and Death - SUICIDE Preface
An interesting read and very specific to this conversation. Written during the final 14 months of a ( U.S. ) nationally known sports statistician's life as viewed with a mathematician's logic.
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Personally, I have never contemplated suicide.
However, I have known several people, not the least of whom was my father, who have either made serious attempts or at least postulated the idea. Honestly, I don't care what the reason (illness, cowardliness, curiosity, boredom, fear), if someone want's to take their own life and won't be directly harming another person in the process, they should be free to do so.
I'm quite sure that life is actually the only thing that any human being actually has some measure of control/ real ownership over. They should be free to do with it as they wish.
I've had one relative and one friend off themselves. When I was in the service I responded to more suicides and attempts than I can count. I absolutely HATE the concept.
While I understand that everyone has probably thought of it at one time or another actually bridging that gap is horrible. It tears up the survivors when it's "successful" and damages everyone when it isn't.