Hmm, i didn't make it all the way through all 11 pages however my thoughts so far:
It really depends on your views of life.
To me life has no value or meaning. Does that make me a nihilist? sure by definition, however it does not make me pessimistic or depressed. I am curious how many of you have had suicidal thoughts, how often, and to what extent.
Dragonvoid, on 04 June 2012 - 05:12 AM, said:
What I want is for people to find a way to be happy and fulfilled in life.
Me too, However sadly i believe that is becoming harder and harder due to the evolution of society and man kind.
Of course much of this discussion is also based on your view on afterlife, spirituality and other influential subjects.
I am only annoyed by people who can not identify their own bias, for example: I would not discuss suicide in japan where it is often more honorable than life with a disgruntled teenager in suburbia. These two cultures are immensely different, just as religion and beliefs can dictate your opinions on topics. Although like many have said who am i to asses anything other than my own life and experiences.
Life is beautiful and no one should ever take their own life. However life is not so happy or perfect as we can perceive it.
Thoughts on Euthanasia/Self-Assisted Suicide?
If one was to pass legally sane would you permit them to end their own life?
I had been thinking about this topic recently and you inspired me to read up a little bit on the history of suicide and the psychological aspects behind it.