Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem

November 15th, 2016by mysteriousvisitor

How the hell is this a valid argument against suicide?

1. Since life is finite, that makes everything temporary, and since death is the end of life, that makes ALL death a permanent solution to temporary problems.

2. Why would I desire a temporary solution to my problem? Of course I want a permanent fix. I don’t want the problem to come back!

3. If suicide is a “solution” then it must be a valid option. Unless it is a “homogeneous molecular mixture of two or more substances” – in which case, why all the fuss?

So where are the death prevention hotlines? Why isn’t there involuntary commitment for heart disease? Are people going to their psychiatrists and asking for help in getting their problems back?

If you believe in reincarnation and the cycle of karma, then my argument begins to crumble. Otherwise, objecting to having a permanent solution to a temporary problem means favoring eternal misery. In other words, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” is another way of saying “Go to Hell”.

(Using the words crumble and homogeneous made me hungry for cookies and milk. I’ll be back later.)

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