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  • Once a week or more.

    15 13.16%
  • Once a month or more.

    17 14.91%
  • Once a year or more.

    13 11.40%
  • Once every few years.

    8 7.02%
  • Once or twice in my life.

    26 22.81%
  • Never.

    35 30.70%
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  1. #131
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    I've definitely had times of depression in my life, but I've never considered suicide. One really depressing thing to me is mortality. The fact that we only get a certain number of years, then that's it, and there's nothing you can do about it. Whatever you don't manage this time around, you never will. 80 or 100 years (or whatever) doesn't seem like nearly enough. So it'd be pretty ironic for me to deliberately cut my life even shorter.



    Re. what others have said about how to handle someone who's considering suicide, I agree that you shouldn't make them feel guilty, or like they're a bad person for considering it. I do, however, think that it's good for them to be aware of the devastating effect it will have on other people if they go through with it. They may have lost a sense of responsibility to themselves, that they don't owe it to themselves to go on living, because they don't feel they're worth it. Sometimes being needed by someone else is what gets them through it.

    On another forum once, I saw someone post that they had made the decision to commit suicide, and were wondering whether it's better to leave a note or not. They asked that people please not sidetrack the discussion with trying to talk them out of it, because they had already made that decision, and just wanted opinions and advice about the note. One person replying suggested they should write the note, and leave it where the recipient would find it in plenty of time before they committed the act, to see what their reaction would be. I thought that was an interesting way to reply. (Several people had already replied trying to talk them out of it, btw.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    You must not realize that in most locales, you can legally be committed for saying "I am suicidal."
    If you look at the things a lot of people have said on this forum, it's clear that they aren't expecting anyone to find it.

    Anyhow, it turns out that there's no way to change this poll to be private. The only way would be to replace it with a new one that is private, so now I'm hesitant to take action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Dude... seriously?

    What the fuck isn't selfish?
    In the extensive introspective kick I've had for maybe a year or so, I can't remember a single thing I've done that was entirely selfless.
    Everything helped me some way. Maybe you're talking about a matter of degree, but in a state where you think to subvert hundreds of millions of years of evolution, it's probably a safe bet that you're not calculating very well. In fairness, I don't think you can really hold that against them.
    Sure, everything is selfish. I'm looking at a certain degree of selfishness.

    It's simply a personal value call. If someone's life is so unbearable that they can't stand living despite having people depending on them, and they commit suicide... is that wrong?

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    Yeah, it's wrong. Wrong is the norm tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It's simply a personal value call. If someone's life is so unbearable that they can't stand living despite having people depending on them, and they commit suicide... is that wrong?
    Er... you're asking me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Er... you're asking me?
    It was rhetorical. But I guess you don't think that act should be looked upon especially negatively right? I'd say it would depend on the level of suffering. Someone shouldn't have to bare constant suffering for the sake of others, compared to a guy who kills himself because he lost his job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Er... you're asking me?
    It would be interesting to see if you have some consistent concept of perscriptive ethics.
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    I'd rather not assert any authority on ethics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It was rhetorical.
    Rhetorical means you were making a point.

    What was yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Rhetorical means you were making a point.

    What was yours?
    You said "you can't hold that against them". I'm saying it's perfectly reasonable to hold it against them depending on the situation.

    That is of course only our personal viewpoints.

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