Re: Is suicide a selfish act?
It's easy to say that suicide is an "easy way" out. But think. If the victims' lives were so "easy" why would they even be thinking about suicide in the first place. It's disgusting how the majority would rather judge and harshly criticize the act of the suicide itself, rather than empathize with the victim, their families, and their friends. (if they had any) It's like automatically relating the victim's life with your own, instantly drawing your comparisons between 'obstacles', 'hardships', and 'challenges'. Suicide victims don't have YOUR obstacles in their lives and you don't have THEIR obstacles! You don't even know what they have seen and lived through... Their positive and negative experiences...Their hopes and dreams...
ALL life is precious. Suicide is a sad thing, yet it happens everyday. Nobody is exactly the same. We all have different levels of tolerance to things. Some can tolerate the cold better. Some can tolerate hot weather better. Some can tolerate ALOT of pain, and some have very little tolerance to pain. We all cope in different ways. Some people don't have any ways of coping with their pain. It's sad and depressing but we can't control the fate of our fellow Human beings. What we CAN control is our responses to the events in our lifetimes.
WHY fuss over the argument of "Is suicide right, or wrong?!" It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right. It will still happen. The problem is that we live in an ignorant society that would rather dwell on trivial matters, rather than working to solve the problem at the root.
For example: Picture, side by side, the lives of two young teenage guys. One is straight. One is gay. Which guy do you think will have an easier time being himself, fitting in, and progressing through life?
Think about how much bullshit people get if they're not considered "normal" or "straight". You can't just compare the two guys' lives. Nobody can experience what you feel except for yourself. Now picture the lives of two teenage girls, side by side. One is straight, one is gay/lesbian/bisexual. Obviously in this society, girls who are lesbian or bisexual are more easily accepted in comparison to gay/bisexual men.
When guys see 2 girls making out. POP! There's instantly a boner or two. But when 2 guys are making out... Different story. They're the ones who will get the bull shit. It's selfish, hypocrisy.
Males who hate gay/bisexual men would most of the time be 100% be down for a 3 some with 2 bisexual/lesbian girls. In fact they'd probably seek that out if they actually knew/saw a couple lesbians/bi girls! BUT as soon as they see a gay/bisexual man/couple.. They start throwing out insults and all this bullshit. They be criticizing other non-aggressive, human beings for trying to live happy lives.<---- think about that.
Another example: Imagine what YOUR life would be like if you were born Transgendered.
Do you see the ignorance? And don't get me started on the religious extremists.....
This poll shouldn't even exist in the first place. "...is it selfish"? Let me ask you. Do you live your life for yourself or for someone else? Are you seeking out YOUR dreams and YOUR happiness? Do you have YOUR goals etc.? Well! You MUST be selfish then, right? Wrong. That's the same kind of logic you're putting in this thread. Suicide isn't selfish. It's a sad, and desperate method of escaping one's pain and suffering. Rather than arguing over "is it wrong or right", we should be compassionate human beings that try to tolerate our differences and understand one another.
A few thought provoking quotes
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It ain't about black or white cuz we're Human, I hope we see the light before it's ruined."
- Tupac Shakur
"One thing I can say to that is that we are not disposable, we do not exist to be punch bags for the ignorance of fools nor do we choose to be trans-gender, we are just born that way and we struggle through our lives to be ourselves while being forced to be someone we are not.
The many ignorant people in the world who hate on anyone who can't help how they were born are the aspect of humanity that will always hold back the chance of progress and acceptance of one another as a species."
- Anonymous, Transgendered person
HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY IS IMMENSELY COMPLEX. KEEP ANY OF YOUR HARSH CRITICISMS TO YOURSELF PLEASE!
Unnecessary negativity is unnecessary. Spread love and positivity. ONE LOVE to my fellow Earthlings!!