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  1. profile image55
    arrio1ofuzposted 7 years ago

    suicide make sense

    1. nightwork4 profile image62
      nightwork4posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      if you say so. i personally think it is a cowards way out but i won't try to talk you out of it. i bet you are looking for attention more then anything and even if you aren't, what you do with your life is up to you.

    2. MikeNV profile image76
      MikeNVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are only going to get a bunch of do gooder replies.  So what is the point in your posting?

  2. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    suicide never makes sense. It hurts those left behind and ignores the fact that life changes all the time. What ever it is that drives you to feel suicidal today may well be gone when life's many changes happens again. I spent the years between 7 (first clear thought of suicide, promised myself I would die at 18 or earlier) to 24 with suicidal thoughts. I made so many attempts I lost count. I am so grateful I didn't get what I wanted tho, because my life has changed, by so much as to be totally different from what it was. I now am married to a man who loves me, have a job I enjoy and sell my art online. That last one is beyond amazing to me, I never would have thought the internet would allow me to successfully sell my art. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. All problems are temporary, even if only because the longest life lived is still just a temporary thing. My adopted mom found her mother after her suicide. My adopted mom grew up with her dad blaming her, she of course blamed him. Much later in life her only biological daughter killed herself and anything in her that was a 'mom' died. We had our relationship fall apart. All I can say is that I am very glad I am not another one of the suicides she had to suffer in this life. My dad visited me when I was in the hospital for suicide, had to fly up from Cali, spent the entire night in his hotel room crying. My recovering has been one of the best things in his life, to see his daughter trying to destroy herself really hurt him and for that I regret. Suicide never makes sense, it's just a really bad escape plan (and frankly a selfish and cowardly, perhaps the selfishness and fear is justified but not the suicide, it hurts others)

  3. Lindy's World profile image72
    Lindy's Worldposted 7 years ago

    Killing yourself is a very permanent way to end temporary problems. I know how hard life can be but the great thing about life is it isn't static.  Things change, there is good in people, and faith helps.  Seek help.

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    I got a suicide machine. I am getting old. Never know if one should get pain such that it becomes unbearable. I guy asked me what it was? I said I won't tell you. Make it too easy for you.

  5. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    You may well have a point there. Suicide may make sense under certain conditions. Maybe not for everyone, but for myself personally, I can think of several things worse than death.  So, when the day ever comes that I'm strapped into a wheelchair, paralyzed, drooling, and no longer in control of my bodily functions, I may just choose to take too many medications all at the same time, that is if I'm able. I might refuse food, but then I'd just be hooked up to some IV and who knows what else, and once you're put on machines that feed you, and breathe for you, you can be kept alive in that nightmare state for a very long time.  Yep, there are most certainly things in this life worse than death.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When you are strapped in a wheelchair, paralyzed and drooling, how do you know that the very next day after taking that overdose, that a cure might not be found?

      You only wanted to die because a certain set of circumstance made you feel that way.

      Obviously this is hypothetical.

      The OP has not said what his or her set of circumstances are, but just one small change can change perspective as well.

      You can wait and wait for that change, and it might not happen, but it could.

      If you take proactive steps to kill yourself while waiting, you've missed out.

      We only have one life, and deep down, it is human nature to hang to it.

  6. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I tell you what, I just went to see J.Edgar (the new movie with Leonardo DiCaprio playing J.Edgar Hoover?) and I can see your point.  I mean this world seems to just want to gloss over everything and make it palatable for us, and are we even watching or listening?  Shite no.  So, probably if we ALL just eliminated ourselves life would be so much better.  But, we can't and we won't so ?  Still, if you can't find something funny even in that movie, something that makes you laugh til the cows come home (even when you weren't expecting cows)  - well, then you need laugh therapy kiddo.  Go immediately to the banned because thread.

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image60
      HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have a few hubs on this situation! Many of them that will give you a good understanding of yourself and life. Although others might not take this very seriously, or think it's a joke I do not!
      <link snipped>
      Not everyone attempting suicide is trying to get attention, and those that really do not understand it, and tell people to go through with it may need there head examined! Sorry if I sound blatant, but suicide is not a funny thing! sad

      1. mega1 profile image76
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        no suicide is not a funny thing, not at all - but here? in this forum? a suicide threat? really - I prefer to counsel humor to those who are being so blatantly obnoxious as to want to make other people get worried about them, especially since we have no way of knowing who they are what they are trying to say - and may very possibly be a sock puppet sitting somewhere cozily laughing at our serious or unserious replies to their threat -  suicide threats are basically aggressive - no matter what the intention and if you take every one of them seriously - that's going to be your problem, really.  I prefer to counsel suicidal people (whether the threats are real or not) to lighten up for awhile.  It really can't hurt.  So don't get all preachy on my butt.  I know what I'm doing.

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub asking people if they 'really want to commit suicide'. I have had a large amount of suicidal individuals comment on the hub or email me privately. You would be amazed how many of them thanked me for 'saving their life that day'. It is feedback like that which keeps me going and makes me feel I have a purpose on this planet. I can explain to people what I went through, and what happened when somehow I didn't kill myself. I am happy now, but could easily have written life off as a waste of time numerous times in my life, but by battling on even when all seemed hopelessly depressing, I got to see that life can be wonderful and satisfying if we just give it a chance.

  8. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years ago

    I agree with you misty! smile

  9. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    A suicide attempt sometimes just makes things worse. My dad shot himself, but the shot wasn't fatal, so he lasted 3 weeks in ICU hooked up to all sorts of machines that were forcing him to live.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ((((Habee))) what a horrendous thing to have lived through! Big hugs girl, that is all I can offer.

  10. Beth Godwin profile image81
    Beth Godwinposted 7 years ago

    You can't escape anything by killing yourself.  You will only have to come back and handle a similar situation until you conquer your fears. There is no escape. If you can end it , you can face the situation and find the solution.  The cowards way out is NEVER the anwser.  Put your energy into addressing why you feel this way and resolving how to move on.  Nothing is ever as bad as it seems in hindsight.  Ask for help from the eternal one and you shall receive.  Life is a gift.  You can be as happy or unhappy as you desire, as you ultimately control how you perceive your world.  Choose to see it in a positive manner, an adventure.  Seek counseling if needed, but know death does not solve anything, as it is not the end, and will only cause future misery.  There are numerous persons with terminal illness who would give anything to have the gift of life that you currently enjoy.  WAKE UP!!!!!!

    1. TLMinut profile image61
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No escape? What a horrendous thought. And for some people, life is no gift, it's a nightmare that seems to never end.
      Suicide for those with close family is horrible for the family but for those without? Sometimes it helps to go find someone else who needs family too and doesn't have any and help THEM.
      Which is better, though, suicide or walking through life dead?

      1. Beth Godwin profile image81
        Beth Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you walk life dead then that is YOUR choise.  Life is out there!  Live it. Maybe you need a change in location.  Make a bold choise to try somthing new .  Decide what you want to do, then do it!!! There is nothing to stand in your way, but yourself. Volunteer with a hospice group and you will understand how truly life is a gift.  The odds that every person has beat to be born is a miracle.  You out swam thousands of sperm to be the winner to fertilize the egg, you are a survivor!!!  If your life is not what you desire then change it!  You have the power!!  You can't control the circumstances that life deals you but.... you can control your reaction to life and what you make of it!! It's funny how when people are told they will die how hard they fight to live.  Every person has a place in this world, find yours!!!

        1. Beth Godwin profile image81
          Beth Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey, what have you got to lose by living how you really want to live??? Certainly nothing is worse than giving up. Truly, if you believe, all things are possible.  Decide what you want in life, and go for it.  You may have to make a few detours, but if you keep the vision, stay on the path, and never give up, then you will succeed.  I know, I did it!

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