People say suicide is selfish and cowardly. They have no fucking clue.
If you’re dying from a terminal illness like, say, cancer, you are surrounded by family, friends, and medical staff. They support you, they don’t judge you for your suffering, and they will be holding your hand to the end.
You can tell people you’re going to die. You can say your goodbyes. You can put your affairs in order. People will even help you do it, so you can be at peace in the end.
But suicide? You get none of that.
You have to pretend everything is fine. You can’t tell people goodbye except in a letter they’ll read after you’re gone. You can’t get emotional closure for open wounds. You can’t put financial affairs in order without raising suspicions. You can’t express your fear of death to anyone. And when that final moment comes, nobody is going to be there holding your hand through it.