I know that when people are determined to commit suicide that is exactly what they do.
It therefore is not my choice.
My choice would be to do everything I could to make their life worth living.
If they choose to kill themselves they would need to do that on their own.
I do not support euthanasia for depression.
The issue is too complex for simple answers.
In most cases, I'd say that the individual in question would be ill, and should be restrained.
On the other hand, if someone wishes to refuse life-prolonging treatment, I would be more inclined to accept their decision without forceful interference.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
i was raised to believe that Suicide was the ultimate sin
I later decided on my own, with some help by my mom, that Suicide is usually the Most SELFISH act one can commit
But than, after seeing all the problems in teh world, I really could not give 2 ****s if someone offs themself
one less thing to worry about
until this past weekend
A friend of mine after losing his joke of a job with the county (for drinking on the job) wrecked his personal van under questionable circumstances (full bottle of pills, nobody else involved, no brake marks).
but hey, **** happens, and he was going through a life change in a horrible economy, when the poor bastard had gone through Bankruptcy last year(the debt restructuring one). But than this weekend the loser drove his motorcycle right, at a high rate of speed, into the concrete wall of a building, again with no brake marks
The cops who arrived on scene, could not believe he survived (no helmet law in Fl)
He was medevac'd to the trauma center where the staff told his wife they gave him a 2% chance of surviving, drained the fluids on his brain, and put him on life support. He than chewed through the intubation tube in a yet 3rd suicide attempt. meanwhile his wife, is the widow of his best friend who died of AIDS, and she did not abandon that guy, so i do not see her abandoning this douche. Sweet to a fault IMO, despite being an biker/stripper/lived the hard life until their 50's, because she is ****ed with a an upside down house payment, that she has no possible way of keeping up, on a barely above minimum wage job, plus 2 0f the assets they were paying restructured financing on, are completely destroyed
For the sake of the wife, and because he has turned out to be a selfish prick and saddled his abused wife with this situation, I would much prefer he just die. Doctors are doing all they can do to save him, but without the will to survive, I do not see him making it.
And why should they waste the expenses/resources.
he wants out, let him have it. his spine is broke in multiple places, and he is fighting the drs' at every turn despite being barely conscious
somebody else committing suicide has no bearing on me and my life, provide we are not related/associated
in this case his wife, who will not 'abandon him,'' would be better off if the selfish prick just died
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