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Do you think people are selfish if they commit suicide?

♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/02 00:34:29
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  • Jack's Pearl 2012/07/02 12:57:35
    no
    Jack's Pearl
    +5
    I wouldn't call it selfish. I call it sad and tragic. They were in so much pain and they couldn't see past it so they took their own life. I think it's selfish and mean to put down someone for doing it, although I fully understand feeling anger for someone who does. They left and it hurts. We've had 3 suicides in the near family and it is something that effects certain members for life.

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  • Jeff 2012/11/21 01:53:41 (edited)
    no
    Jeff
    +1
    I think they are distraught and hopeless or have a terminal illness and want to protect their loved ones from seeing them in pain.
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/08/01 08:43:23
    yes
    Jorge Enriquez
    +1
    dont think in the pain of beloved
  • mandyinabox 2012/07/25 11:23:48
    no
    mandyinabox
    +1
    there's barely any 'self' left
  • Keith 2012/07/09 21:19:24
    yes
    Keith
    +1
    I would add angry. Suicide is a very self-centered act. There may be other motives.
  • Steve 2012/07/05 19:13:42
    no
    Steve
    +3
    It's an act of pain and desperation. To those at the time, it typically seems like nobody would mind their being gone. It's not a rational state of mind.
  • Heptarch 2012/07/05 17:34:41
    yes
    Heptarch
    Selfish and cowardly, yes.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/07/05 17:28:45
    no
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    A person in a suicidal state is not thinking of anyone's interest. They most likely have lost interest in life. Just because their act hurts other people doesn't mean they do it for selfish reasons. That would be bizarre.
  • gocar 2012/07/05 14:51:22
    no
    gocar
    +1
    No they are not thinking of others when they get that low. Then again since tots. they have been promised a better world in heaven. It is when things get their lowest that you must not quit but it is often hard to convince teens of that.
  • Fallen Angel 2012/07/05 05:27:54
    no
    Fallen Angel
    +3
    You feel like you can't take it anymore so you just want to end the suffering, most of the time you feel that the people around you would be better off if you were dead. It is not selfish to want to stop feeling so bad, its selfish of other people to expect you to get on with your life feeling the way you feel.
  • mandyin... Fallen ... 2012/07/25 11:28:55
    mandyinabox
    +1
    I agree...it's like forcing someone into an electric chair and calling it a couch.
  • RasHooD 2012/07/03 09:46:36
    yes
    RasHooD
    +1
    they dont know that there are so much out ther to live for....notto mention the people that around him/her
  • Gavin 2012/07/03 09:32:06
    Undecided
    Gavin
    +2
    We see it as selfish, in away it is. But at the end of the day we don't know what they are going through to able to go that far to take their own lives. Depression is not good.
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/07/03 03:36:18
    no
    justnotsaying (:
    +3
    Not at all.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/03 03:15:32
    no
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +3
    OK I'm going to get a lot of hate for this, but I'll say why I think it is not.

    Imagine being surrounded by happy people who have NO idea how you feel. living every day in pain and suffering from depression while Others tell you to suck it up and don't understand.
  • mandyin... ♫♪‼Chlo... 2012/07/25 11:32:07
    mandyinabox
    +1
    Yes, that's exactly how my friend has been feeling :( it's not fair at all. Many people claim they are trying to "help" when really the very thing the person needs is empathy and love, not anger and and ignorance.
  • Ira 2012/07/02 22:37:25
    yes
    Ira
    +1
    But to themselves mostly. Not enough effort put in to finding solutions. I was suicidal once. But no longer. I got the help I needed and fortunately it was valuable.
  • PonToki 2012/07/02 18:38:40
    yes
    PonToki
    +4
    But its just as selfish, if not more, to ask someone who wants to kill themselves to stay alive for your own happiness simply because you want them there.
  • Mandy 2012/07/02 18:11:08
    no
    Mandy
    +3
    I think they are troubled and deeply hurting. I wish they could have found help before taking drastic, final action.
  • Lily 2012/07/02 17:12:55 (edited)
    no
    Lily
    +2
    I think it's a personal decision and those I refuse to judge. Everyone has their own reasons for doing anything that they do.
  • KrSpo 2012/07/02 16:36:39
    yes
    KrSpo
    +2
    Absolutely! There is nothing more selfish than to take your own life. Although my religion believes in self immolation for a cause, I still believe it to be selfish.
  • Wilde~MoonChild ™ 2012/07/02 16:21:09
    no
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +4
    I believe the people who get angry over someone suicide are the selfish ones. Unfortunately, some people are that depressed and/or desperate they kill themselves... its sad!
  • merlinskiss 2012/07/02 15:37:07
    no
    merlinskiss
    +3
    They are eliminating themselves from the gene pool by their choice and that's OK with me.
  • RobHom 2012/07/02 14:02:05
    Undecided
    RobHom
    +2
    For the most part...no, because someone who commits suicide may be seriously psychologically impaired. State of mind would have to be considered in any determination.

    People who possess suicidal ideation that are extremely depressed are suffering most times from a chemical imbalance in the brain. If they make a plan and carry it out, they are doing it in a mental state other than their own normal mind.

    Someone who commits suicide because their significant other left them....is doing it to deliver the big "so there" or "take that".....but once again...they are not in their right mind.. Killing one's self over a boyfriend or girlfriend....etc.....in my opinion is a lousy excuse, but then again who am I to judge someone who is obviously deranged or suffering from a severe chemical imbalance.

    Some people commit suicide because they are overwhelmed by sadness, depression, bad events, massive seemingly unsolvable problems...and see it as a form of final relief from all that troubles them.

    I don't think it has anything to do with "selfishness"........unless they are the fool who gambled with other peoples money...lost it all big time...then couldn't face the music...and took the cowards way out caused by the fear of public humiliation, trial and prison.
  • william raggett 2012/07/02 13:30:42
    Undecided
    william raggett
    +3
    In some cases yes and some are mentally unstable. It depends on the situation. Now the wall street investors that dove out the window when the stock market crashed. Those were selfish greedy people
  • mrdog 2012/07/02 13:26:35
    no
    mrdog
    +2
    Extremely confused.... choose life... nothing is ever as bad or as good as it seems to be...that is life.... relax and keep on trucking...bark
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/07/02 12:57:35
    no
    Jack's Pearl
    +5
    I wouldn't call it selfish. I call it sad and tragic. They were in so much pain and they couldn't see past it so they took their own life. I think it's selfish and mean to put down someone for doing it, although I fully understand feeling anger for someone who does. They left and it hurts. We've had 3 suicides in the near family and it is something that effects certain members for life.
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/07/02 09:49:54
    no
    Vijay Pawar
    +2
    No logic in your question!
  • ♫♪‼Chlo... Vijay P... 2012/07/03 03:13:42
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    A lot of people do think it's selfish. I don't personally think so.
  • The Judge 2012/07/02 08:51:09
    no
    The Judge
    +4
    You can not live for someone else.
  • Hope 2012/07/02 07:42:07
    no
    Hope
    +3
    i dont think their selfish
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/07/02 05:39:12
    no
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +3
    Not necessarily. They are just in a state of mind. And if they wait that state of mind will pass. Unless it's cause by brain chemistry. In that case seek profession help on a suicide hot line.
  • ʂıoвнaп ☮ 2012/07/02 05:33:15
    no
    ʂıoвнaп ☮
    +2
    No. I understand how one could say it is selfish to commit suicide, but I don't believe so.
  • Crime Time 2012/07/02 05:17:48
  • SoulGlowActivatur 2012/07/02 05:15:09
    no
    SoulGlowActivatur
    +4
    Put yourself in their shoes, and just think about it.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/07/02 05:13:09
    no
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    They are hopeless, and sad, and full of pain and guilt. Escaping agony....I guess you could call that selfish. I don't, actually.
  • Glitter Baby 2012/07/02 05:13:03
    no
    Glitter Baby
    +2
    Usually at that point it's a cry for help. Also most of the time when you do get to that point you aren't in the right mind to think of what your actions could effect everyone else around you.
  • Prettyawesome 2012/07/02 03:47:53
    yes
    Prettyawesome
  • Party of One 2012/07/02 02:34:36
    no
    Party of One
    +3
    When someone gets to that point, their most immediate need is to end abject and relentless agony, they see it as a demanding priority before all else...more to get rid of something rather than a thing to take for themselves.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/07/02 02:33:50
    Undecided
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +3
    Yes, I think it can be a selfish act for the family left behind but I can also understand why some people do it. If they live in such pain each day they may feel that they just can't go stand it anymore. I think that some people don't commit suicide that have thought about it though because they don't want to hurt their loved ones. I think it's a tragedy when it happens......
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/02 02:21:29

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