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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    It can be, but it's also rather arrogant of others to assume it to be without knowing the circumstances.
    People who commit suicide, clearly have issues. Can you provide an example when it is cowardly?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    People who commit suicide, clearly have issues. Can you provide an example when it is cowardly?
    Fear of confronting trials in their life or repercussions or responsibility?

    I think suicide is more of a selfish act than anything.

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Fear of confronting trials in their life or repercussions or responsibility?

    I think suicide is more of a selfish act than anything.
    Regulator didn't peg a bad construction job and and as a result several people died. Wrote a letter admitting it was his fault before killing himself. Some commentators said he was a coward, but I was just impressed that anybody in this society was capable of taking moral responsibility for something.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Fear of confronting trials in their life or repercussions or responsibility?

    I think suicide is more of a selfish act than anything.
    There are people with physiological troubles that you don't have. Well presumably anyway.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    In your honest opinion, do you believe suicide to be a cowardly act?
    Do you believe having children is a stupid thing to do?

    Answer to questions like these usually comes down to "depends on individual circumstances."

    But even then, my answer is no, I don't think cowardice enters into suicide in almost any case. Suicide and cowardice go together like oil and water. Cowardice is a pejorative and increasingly archaic term to describe pathological anxiety, which manifests in self-preservation to an unhealthy degree such that the person is afraid to do anything decisive.

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Fear of confronting trials in their life or repercussions or responsibility?
    In those cases it seems to me to be more of an "I know I'm guilty and will spend most of the rest of my days in prison, so I'm just going to call it quits right now." That's not fear so much as refusal to go through society's protocols for dealing with them.

    I think suicide is more of a selfish act than anything.
    Its result is a complete elimination of the self, so I don't see how it could ever be construed as "selfish."

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    I personally believe anyone that commits suicide is insane.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Depends- I would say if you can spare yourself a life of pain, paralysis or torture then its acceptable.

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    I don't think it's cowardly. I used to, and then I realized that, hey - it's not all about me and how I look at things. People have things going on in their lives that they are not mentally equipped to deal with, and no one - me or anyone else - should allow their hubris to get in the way of somebody who is really sick, and needs help.

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    There have been accounts of a spouse committing suicide after their long term partner has died and really can't call them coward.

    Then there are people out there 100 pounds overweight puffing on a cig who are doing a slow suicide , are they cowards?

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