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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    cool... maybe suicide should just be accepted as one of the way people choose to go huh?

    Suicide booths in futurama? Just pop in a quarter and enter then thing, it'll take care of it.

    lol, I find it very strange people love to empathize with people killing themselves, it's as if they want it to become something popular...
    Absolutely, let's have suicide booths, wtf they are. The empathy is with whatever pain or agony, real or imagined, that causes a person to decide no input or output is better than one more day of input. You claim you've been down and out, but you don't type like someone who hasn't any understanding or empathy for what some people have to live with.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I think it would be insane for someone to condemn someone when you have no earthly idea what their circumstances are.
    Whynot at first condemn until the circumstance reveals itself?

    No one wants to be encouraging suicide.... or do we?

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Expecting it is just as much a "bargaining" aspect as earning it. Sorry, just because you're partnered up doesn't mean you can "expect" sex whenever you want it.
    Your partner has to "earn" your sex. If so, I find that hilarity.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Whynot at first condemn until the circumstance reveals itself?

    No one wants to be encouraging suicide.... or do we?
    Because I think whatever the surrounding circumstance is we shouldn't be judging someone that killed themselves.

    If we want to discourage suicide (which we should) we should focus on providing care and helping the loved ones identify the signs. I don't think classifying it as cowardly really discourages it
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Sorry, just because you're partnered up doesn't mean you can "expect" sex whenever you want it.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Absolutely, let's have suicide booths, wtf they are. The empathy is with whatever pain or agony, real or imagined, that causes a person to decide no input or output is better than one more day of input. You claim you've been down and out, but you don't type like someone who has any understanding or empathy for what some people have to live with.
    A suicide booth is chilling on the street and you walk into it... put a quarter in and it completely obliterates your body no questions asked.

    Hmmm I have expectations and pressures on myself to be strong and not weak... and I respect those that do as well. And I'm not here to spill my life story, but I assure you I've dealt with deaths, suicides, bankruptcies, and abandonment directly. I don't expect everyone to be strong... I don'texpect everyone to be perfect...
    But suicide IS where I draw the line... sorry...It puts to much pain on everyone around the individual... and often abandons little children without a father or mother who grow up thinking their parent who would rather die than live with them...

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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Your partner has to "earn" your sex. If so, I find that hilarity.
    I have no partner, so it's no longer an issue for me. And yes, male or female, married or not, one should be earning the sexual attention of others, not expecting it. It's like earning respect, it's a daily and ongoing effort. To think you or anyone should ever just "expect" sex from someone who may or may not desire to offer it to you just because they are your partner is akin to rape.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I do fear death... but do people not have a responsibility to others they coexist with? Friends and family and children?
    Perhaps, but they have no responsibility to you. If their friends and families are fine with it, why is it your business to criticize them, except your fear?
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Well it seemed like you were speaking in absolutes.
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    Re: Is suicide cowardly?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Because I think whatever the surrounding circumstance is we shouldn't be judging someone that killed themselves.

    If we want to discourage suicide (which we should) we should focus on providing care and helping the loved ones identify the signs. I don't think classifying it as cowardly really discourages it
    Depends on the person I would imagine. If someone is really hooked up on appearances and doesn't want others to think them a coward then its quite possible that openly considering suicide as cowardly could discourage that person from committing it. This of course wouldn't apply to those that don't give 2 cents about appearances. But there are enough self centered people in this world...heck in this country alone...that I don't see this as an impossibility.
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