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  • I would/am considering doing it

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  • I know someone who has and I would never do it

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  • Suicide is an alright thing to do.

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  • Suicide is a terrible thing to do BUT there are always exceptions

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Thread: Is there any good reason for suicide?

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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Jucon gave the only reason I believe in - which is intolerable pain.

    I've never tried to commit suicide. I've never considered it. And I have no sympathy for those who do.

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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Jucon gave the only reason I believe in - which is intolerable pain.

    I've never tried to commit suicide. I've never considered it. And I have no sympathy for those who do.
    there are other acceptable reasons-a military officer with important information killing himself so the enemy cannot obtain the information and kill many more of the officer's comrades



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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Samurais and ninjas have good reasons to kill themselves sometimes.






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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Samurais and ninjas have good reasons to kill themselves sometimes.






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    a noble born samurai would be disgraced and banished if he was captured alive. a ninja was seen the same as a murderer and would die a very hard torture filled death if captured since they were seen as low born assassins



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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Ours is not to make reply...

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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    People should do whatever they want. If that means to keep living, so be it. If that means to stop living, so be it. No one else can possibly know the amount of emotional/psychological pain someone else is in and therefore has no grounds whatsoever for judging another. Emotional pain is just as bad as - if not worse than - physical pain. Only it's something that people can't see externally, can't understand. I would never presume to judge someone for being weak when I couldn't possibly know the level of suffering they are enduring. Quite frankly, I think friends and family that want to keep suffering people around just to keep themselves happy are BEYOND selfish. Everyone is selfish, everything we do is ultimately for selfish reasons. But to keep someone suffering just to keep yourself from being sad is just plain sadistic and cruel.

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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Long story short, the individuals doing the suffering should make the decision for themselves...and the rest of us should respect their decision. We don't have to help them end their lives, but we also don't need to hinder them.
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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    For the most part, I think suicide is a bad idea. Most problems can be overcome with less drastic measures. That being said, I respect a person's right to live their life in the manner in which they choose, and that includes ending it prematurely if that's what they really want. If a friend or family member were considering it, I would do my best to talk them out of it, but in the end, it's their decision.

    I've never personally considered suicide seriously, but my wife attempted it several times during her teenage years. Fortunately, she's past that now, and dealing with her depression in a much healthier manner.
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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    This thread does not include those who are sick terminally and they are facing a terrible death.
    Then no.

    None of the poll options appeal to me though. It's not so much a terrible thing to do as it is a tragic and mistaken thing to do, and people around those who consider/try it should do everything in their power to stop them.

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    Re: Is there any good reason for suicide?

    Hard to answer but sometimes people are just not to be of this world on Earth for various reason and while I do not agree with it? Your body? Your choice-as messed up and selfish as it may be.
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