Thought about it, but never really planned to do it. Well, I wasn't happy with life and perspectives didn't look so well that it changes in next time. But I thought always that the small chance is worth trying still, I didn't want to depress my family and I had some little arrogance in me left which told me that I had to prove a point to myself
I've thought about it, but never in a serious manner. Well, that's inaccurate. I've been seriously thinking about suicide without the intention to do it.
I do think that suicide is an important issue to ponder. Death is so repressed nowadays, I think it would be really healthy if people openly discussed about suicide and it's appeal to them. I don't see a better way to make the point that we are not here to serve the system and obey than to have a serious discussion about the pros and cons of living or dying. I've thought about the need for a new tradition of suicide party, where the people killing themselves will have the chance to make peace with anyone or speak their mind before leaving.
If this seems gloomy, think again. Life is not really a gift in any sense at all if we feel obliged to keep on living.
Death is so repressed nowadays, I think it would be really healthy if people openly discussed about suicide and it's appeal to them.
I'd agree, but I always get the feeling that I have a lot to lose by talking about subjects like this. Just telling people that you're simply not an optimist is already bad enough. Talk about suicide and the clowns will kill you (which is kind of ironic, isn't it?).
I was in a severe depression between november 2005 and the summer of 2007. Considered suicide and I've been making plans on how to do it, but I guess I never really dared and I didn't know how I wanted to do it. I'm all better now, or at least when it comes to the feeling bad side. The whole thing made me socially handicapped.
I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
- George W. Bush -
I am not sure how to respond to this thread. Are you talking about thoughts on a philosophical level? Or the reality of suicide?
I ask because I've contemplated it philosophically a few years ago and very seriously (because of clinical depression and anxiety) in the last year. They're very different situations, and the philosophical contemplation somehow seems a lot more shallow (in retrospect) when you have constant violent urges to stab yourself and are shivering with fear at 3am trying to stop obsessive thoughts of knives and sharp objects.