General by Open Diary 1/25/2011 written by Open Diary 1/25/2011 I have a simple question: Is suicide selfish? That Is All. 15 comments 0 Email Related posts The brink of addiction 10/20/2021 I think I’m being abused 10/19/2021 I’m not going to make it to 50 10/19/2021 Living Without Motivation 10/19/2021 Cold 10/19/2021 Shades of death 10/19/2021 stuck in the shadows 10/18/2021 10/18/2021 Why Me? 10/18/2021 Goodguy sends love part2 10/18/2021 15 comments Purrpleumbrella 1/25/2011 - 8:55 pm no. you dont have to live a life you dont want to live in order to keep the lives of others around you satisfied. Log in to Reply Starry Eyed Loser 1/25/2011 - 8:58 pm Depends on your life. On your mind. And on the people around you. Log in to Reply blackqwert 1/25/2011 - 9:17 pm Yes your goer hurt your family youe friends but is it right for you? Isay think at least two year’s. Log in to Reply Open Diary 1/25/2011 - 9:24 pm I think it’s all of them answers.. Log in to Reply miguel 1/25/2011 - 9:59 pm If you do it for attention, but really, you would never off yourself for attention, only make an “attempt.” Like my sister’s friend who took 6 tylenol and pretended the pass out. The doctors told her to gtfo their hospital. Suicides and genuine suicidal thoughts are not selfish. You can’t help it and a lot of times, you’re trying to get through it. Trying hard. Log in to Reply neverthesame 1/25/2011 - 11:46 pm When I made an attempt, my family told me I was being selfish. When I told them how I felt and that I wanted to end my life, they would tell me I need to think about others. My sister told she thinks Suicide is the most selfish act you can do. In my opinion, if you don’t try at least try to get help, or doing it for attention, then yes I think it’s selfish. But if you seriously have tried all you could do to help the bad situation you’re in and still feel like killing yourself, then no I don’t think its selfish.It’s still not right, but it’s not selfish. Log in to Reply Shelly 1/26/2011 - 2:02 am Well in a way I think it is. but the question you have to ask should be more like; is it selfish of the people who love and care for me to expect me to stay alive just for them, and their emotional needs? Cuz I think the answer would have to be yes it is selfish and highly unfair to expect a person who’s genuinely tired of life and wanting to die to stay alive just for them. For me suicide is the ultimate act of self determination one has in life, you just have to weigh up the possible consequences, and ramifications… Log in to Reply Shelly 1/26/2011 - 2:13 am For me suicide is the ultimate act of self determination one has in life, you just have to weigh up the possible consequences and ramifications and if it’s worth it or not as there will be some* Log in to Reply englishboy. 1/26/2011 - 4:05 am No! Suicide is a choice, noone should have to live a life they dont want, why suffer? Log in to Reply Tiffany 1/26/2011 - 4:19 am The people who say that the person who commits suicide is selfish, is selfish. You have no idea what they go through. You don’t know their reasons. You have absolutely no fucking right to say that they’re selfish. If I committed suicide, yeah, I guess some people will be sad. Then they get over it. Yay. Log in to Reply BlueHero45 1/26/2011 - 4:49 am Perception is everything, 6 years ago i tell you it not selfish, today i can say it is. Why is it selfish, because you deny yourself a future, whats the you 10 years from now have to say? His perception will be much different then yours. Some time ago i found out my depression was killing my sister. Someone i never even thought about before, if i killed myself she would of followed shortly after, the thought of that hurts even now, and i simply could not see it before, it never even crossed my mind. Log in to Reply eternallyconfused 1/26/2011 - 5:04 am bluehero you have it completely right. I’ve got two opinions. It’s selfish to commit suicide because you leave everybody who tried to love you in as much pain as you used to be in. It’s also selfish for your family to want you to stay alive just so they don’t have to feel that pain. But think about it, is your family really wanting you to stay alive just for their selfish reasons? Or because they know you’ve actually got a future, if you want it? It is your choice, ending your life is always a choice, but one that doesn’t help anybody. The pain is bad, I know, it’s tiring to keep fighting so hard just to survive, something that other people seem to do everyday without a struggle. For you it’s different though, harder. More of a challenge, so, take that challenge, live life. It sucks sometimes, but it can get better, if you let it, or make it. It really is all your choice. You can end your hurt the easy way, and leave others hurting and feeling guilty, or you can fight for everything you should have, fight for everything that everyone else seem to get easily. You have to fight because you feel more, and that is honestly a good thing. Log in to Reply Shelly 1/26/2011 - 9:13 pm I agree with you in part but ultimately I think we have the right to do what we want with our own lives, the right to put ourselves first. And suicide is not an easy way out, not by a long shot. For me it’s one of the hardest decisions a person can make in life, to end ones life in the full knowledge that it will cause those who love and care for us an unimaginable amount of pain… Log in to Reply Shelly 1/26/2011 - 9:23 pm There is no clear right and wrong, good and bad in this world and I guess for me life is complex and lived mostly in shades of grey. For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: i.e. there are consequences to everything we do in life, and in that respect suicide is no different… Log in to Reply dontfindme 1/27/2011 - 1:06 am Suicide isn’t selfish, it’s a cry for help. I wish I could attempt suicide but I know the I would never stop if I tried once because I would be so ashamed I would want to die. Plus it wouldn’t help, if you just want to feel loved then it’s not really what the people around you are doing, it’s your perception that is off. People always love you even if you can’t recognize it you are literally never alone, someone will always come to your aid if you only cry for them. That’s why this website is here and all of us are on it is to support each other, to feel loved by someone we don’t even know. If you want to do it it’s your choice but I can say I will miss you even though I don’t even know you. Just spend sometime thinking and talking before you do it. Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.