That's honestly one of the most ignorant things I've ever read on this site, and I mean that with all due respect. Your actions impact others around you whether you want to admit it or not, and sometimes you have to put the wishes of others in front of your own. If you don't then well, everyone will just think you're a selfish asshole, and nobody wants people to think of them like that.
At the end of the day, people will almost always do what's right for themselves. Human beings are selfish by nature. So why is suicide particularly selfish? You don't belong to your family. You don't belong to your friends. I didn't say it doesn't impact others, but decisions involving your own life should be your own.
And I hate the 'selfish asshole' attitude about people who commit suicide. I had to hear it from distant family and my brother's friends after he killed himself, and let me tell you something, that is the last thing a relative/friend of someone who commits suicide wants to hear. Do I miss my brother? You better believe I do. Do I wish he hadn't done it? Of course. Do I resent him one bit for it? I don't. He was in a very bad situation and living a hard life, and was obviously in a lot of pain. He made a hasty decision, and that was it. He wanted an escape from the pain, and he got it.
I really wish he had found an alternative to it, but how can I sit there and criticize my own brother for not wanting to suffer? I'm sure if you had lost someone you love to suicide you wouldn't be calling them a selfish asshole, so be careful talking down on other people. And what the hell happened to having some respect for the dead? That includes not bad-mouthing them, especially in front of their family and friends. I assure you, nobody who has lost someone to suicide, or who is suicidal themselves, wants to hear that. Say that kind of thing to someone contemplating suicide, you will only makes them feel worse and push them harder to do it. I don't know if saying those kinds of things is a way for the person to try to appear superior to the people who take their lives, or what, I don't know. But I hate it.
The only way I'd consider suicide to be truly selfish is if you have a child.
Edited by Cereal Killer, 05 December 2012 - 04:14 AM.