I live under the idea that someone's body is their body alone, and no-one else owns it. If they decide to kill it, that is their choice, and someone else should not keep them around in misery for their own selfish gain.
Quite possibly. Quite f*cking possibly.
Does it really matter whether its legal or not? If you commit suicide for whatever reason, the laws or religions of the world are not important nor will they impact you in any way, shape or form. Unless of course you were unsuccessful in which case you will either be disappointed and try again, or you will be grateful and accept that it wasn't the right time for you to die...
I know it sounds harsh and I wouldn't like make it a law or anything but Do think about the others you harm
It is very selfish to try to prevent another person from taking their own life. Most major religious text do not prohibit suicide specifically, but do so 'generally' under the "thou shalt not kill" rule (and we know how loosely most religions interpret that one ) there are many examples of people taking their own life in the bible that are still considered "good" and "honorable" people.
Cowards who consider only themselves would commit suicide.
Or the cancer riddled women, whose husband is long dead, kids all dead, grandkids scattered to the wind, on a machine, on painkillers, slowly starving as her organs shut down over weeks and months of agony, bedsores, diapers, gagging rattling breath. What a selfish little bitch.
she'll burn in hell for sure
Well not in every case. But in most. The question is should it be their choice?
If you are still young and haven't worked much, society has likely invested money on you that you should repay. Don't suicide, that would be selfish.
But if you're old and a weight for society and your family doesn't care that much anyway, you can go ahead.
Well actually don't, suicides are contagious and detrimental to people's morale.
What I really dislike is people that are opinionated but have not walked in another persons shoes. My mother committed suicide when I was eleven and she suffered from many illnesses. My suggestion to you is to learn to be a little kinder in thought before you open your big mouth
I have been keeping your idea since I was blessed to open the book The Sorrows of Young Werther.
it would be murder otherwise.....or it will be the youth-in-asia's fault :P
Combat! where you been dude?
Hey man :) how are you ..i have been fighting with life ;] ..nice to see that someone remembers.
Yeah, don't be such a stranger.
While I do agree that it is one's choice to take their own life if they wish to do so, I think there are more selfish and less selfish ways to deal with it. For example, if you jump in front of a train, or from the top of a building, someone is responsible for cleaning your guts up.
Can you imagine you are just going on about your day conducting a train and then someone jumps in front of it? They'll be scared for life, most likely. Then there's the people who have to clean it up.
Yeah, it's sad that someone felt that terrible that they thought the only way out was to kill themselves, but putting that onto someone else is beyond selfish, in my opinion. Even though there'll always be cleanup to be done, there are less gruesome ways to kill yourself.
It's the ultimate display of a person having the right to govern their own body.
You are born to die. Its your choice how you die. The "government" cant stop it either way. 1 human cant tell another human how to live we are a species and as a species no one is better than another we just believe we are.
It isn't like anyone can stop someone bent on ending their life, and what are they going to do put them in jail which seems to be the main answer this country has for everything
end of life quality should be an individual's choice. life should be quality not quantity.
But that doesn't mean don't try to help people who hate life so much that they want to kill themselves. If someone talks suicidal I'm not going to tell them "Ok. Do whatever you want." I don't care who it is. I'm going to be more considerate and want to figure out why they want to die so badly and even convince them not to do it. This world doesn't have enough compassion!
It doesn't effect anyone.
Hmmm... might wanna have a relative commit suicide, then rethink that comment.
Please tell me this is sarcasm or something
Even if the person doesn't have family or friends that their suicide would affect emotionally, there can be other negative effects. It really depends on the nature of the suicide. Take people who jump off of buildings for example, there's always the risk of injuring people below, there's also the issue of who's going to clean up the mess and deal with the body properly --- these things require professionals, and that will inevitably have to be dealt with using public money. Next there's the issue of identification of the body. If there are no next of kin, then once again the public purse has to pay for the body to be cremated etc. Saying that a suicide "doesn't affect anyone" is rather naive.
Indeed, and you'd be no one's problem since you were in International Waters. But this example is far from typical. Just one of your spurious smart-ass nonsense scenarios. Mind you, what happens to the boat? I suppose it's okay just to leave it floating there? What's one more bit of garbage added to the garbage island? :-P
I was wondering the same thing. Then it hit me! It is a dinghy made of digestible and waterproof protein. Shoot a hole in the boat to sink it before you die. The fish will nibble at it until it is completely devoured.