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Do you think suicide is selfish?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • if u have children or family that are and love you, yes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Usually. When someone only thinks of ending their own pain, not considering the pain they will leave behind it is selfish. It's different when a person is seriously mentally ill and suffers from paranoia,manic episodes,ect

    Answer by Lexylex at 10:55 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I agree with Lexy

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:58 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Yes, and No... Is it selfish to want to end a life of pain regardless of how it will hurt others? Yes. But in turn isn't it also selfish to expect someone to live that painful life just so we don't have to say good-bye?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:03 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Yes, it is. You may be ending your own pain, but you're affected everyone around you in a terrible way.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 11:21 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I agree with Lexylex.
    I also agree with SabrinaMBowmen .. It's selfish on our part to allow them to suffer to keep ourselves from suffering. However, in either case both parties should want to seek alternative help. Hopefully that means not killing themselves.

    Why is this in the Religion and Beliefs section?

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:23 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • murder is always selfish but in the case of suicide selfish doesn't always mean malicious or done with spite or intention to hurt others.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Yes and no. Depression makes people feel detached and isolated. They are hardly or not at all aware of anyone else's feelings. One of the best ways to get out of that cycle is to get out and do something with or for others, identify with people. Yet that is the hardest thing to do with severe depression. The very thing that would help seems so impossible. I believe we should reach out to people when we see something is wrong, lest we are selfish also.

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 11:50 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Having lost someone to suicide less than a year ago, I say no. He may have hurt us all greatly and we will be pained forever by his decision, but he was ill. Very ill. And what his mind told him was the only option was not really who he was if he would've gotten himself treated. He had no choice on being bipolar. Therefore I cannot count suicide as a rational decision, which means it cannot be counted as a selfish act.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 11:53 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • i am going to say no not alll the time--i can understand the pain they left behind--but maybe they think they are helping the others in their life by not being here--they aren't thinking of themselves in that sense, but others

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

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