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[–] Del_Taco 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Get the hell out of the way and let a person decide for themselves. As long as they are alert and lucid, it's their business, not anyone else's.

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[–] omegletrollz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Especially on the case when someone's suffering a lot - like having a terminal disease or something. If I was in such a situation it would make me feel ten times worse to know I was putting my family into a life-long debt, making the end of my life the ruin on the rest of theirs. As you say - as long as the person is making an informed decision no one should be allowed to prohibit it.

You can't regulate a person to not take the elevator to the tenth floor and jump off or throwing himself amidst the traffic, so you shouldn't.

Also, as much as I think suicide is very sad as a last resort I believe there are some situations worse than death. And I don't just mean the most awful ones - maybe just living without being happy at all is worse than death. Who am I to say I know it isn't so?

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[–] Del_Taco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You're right on all points.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If they have kids that depend solely on them, then it isn't just their business. If it's just them, then yes it is their business.

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[–] omegletrollz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A friend once said to me "if you have no reason to live suicide is the only reasonable choice".

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[–] thesuperpapagai 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've felt suicidal before and what you set basically summarizes my entire thought process feeling suicidal and getting out of it.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

First off, I think that psychiatry should be much more relevant in today's world. We are imperfect beings, and will have things go squirrelly with our heads sometimes. It shouldn't be bordering on taboo to see a "shrink".

Second, I think that it should be at least an age of majority thing. You shouldn't even have the option to go through with something like that until you have become a young adult. It would be better if it were a sick bed or old folks home thing, where you had no chance of getting better and were in pain. At that point, a person should be able to make that decision.

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[–] SALVIR 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Morally, people own their bodies and thus can do what they please with it, and no one should be allowed to stop them. Practically, keeping the weak alive (especially the ones that don't want to live) is a recipe for disaster. We're so good at keeping people alive, which is why obesity has become such a problem and why there are so many mentally ill and disabled people kept barely alive by drugs and whatnot. Everyone would be better off in the long run if we allow the weak to die instead of taking away their dignity, strapping them to machines and pumping them full of drugs.

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[–] Hey_Sunshine 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

There are better solutions to one's problems than ending one's own life. Best friend's brother killed himself with a shotgun. It's unfair and selfish to leave this world, leaving all your bullshit problems to your family. I mean, the pain associated with a death in a family plus whatever crap you were dealing with ... shit's not right.

But consensual MURDER can be something entirely different

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[–] Hey_Sunshine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, slitting your wrists is an all around dumb idea cos life goes on and nobody (relatively speaking) cares. Euthanasia is cool and all but I mean consensual murder in the form of mortal combat. I mean, there are so many ways to die, ya know? If two men can be wed and spend the rest of their lives together then why can't they Thunderdome? 2 men enter 1 man leave. objectively, what's the difference?

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[–] Hey_Sunshine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I still think it goes against a universal "Don't kill without reason" creed (belief, code of ethics etc.). You gonna be just a name on a list or trivia fact at most right? Fuck it, go hard like that Guy in Tienanmen Square. Go bigger than Alexander the Great or die trying. Die trying to save a life, something just don't waste your time.

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[–] veryseriousindeed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In terms of thinking outside-the-box, I seriously wonder whether suicidal people shouldn't become someone else's property after a suicide attempt (or chronic suicidal ideation). The complaints severely depressed people have often sound like they want to be useful and doing things that make other people value them, but they don't know how. Conversely anti-euthanasia instincts seem to center on the idea that even if being alive makes someone wildly unhappy, it's a waste for them to die because of everything they could have done.

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I think there are cases where people suffer extreme mental illness and are driven mad to the point of suicide. I'm thinking of people suffering from dementia, hallucinations, PTSD (I had a distant family member suffer through PTSD with weeks of being rushed to the ER in episodic breakdowns. He was so medicated he couldn't tell you what date it was. Durring an attack he shot himself). Those individuals have lost all basic functioning and I have mercy and sorrow for them. It's hard for me to have sympathy, however, for people who are just overwhelmed with problems or being overly dramatic. For reasons already stated by others, I feel it's selfish. It takes your problem and pushes it on other people. We all suffer through challenges, everyone. To think you are the only one is naive. Sometimes the answer is just sucking it up and pushing through another day. Life isn't suppose to be warm, fuzzy, and fun all the time. Life is hard! It has its rewards, but just because you aren't seeing it right now doesn't mean it isn't coming. Dig deep and find whatever that tiny little thing is that keeps you going and hold on to it tight.

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[–] JesusDrowning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wholeheartedly agree. For people with (severe) mental illness, I find it somewhat forgivable. On the other hand, If someone commits suicide for their personal problems in life or something similar, I find it difficult to find as much sympathy for them.