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Old August 20 2013, 12:31 PM   #10
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Re: R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young

It's extremely sad.

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Yeesh, WTF, hard seeing so many nice-looking successful types hitting rock bottom. Makes it hard not to lose faith as a fucked up out-of-shape type struggling to find peace.
With suicide, he ended all chances of getting out of his problems alive and well. I don't think that's ever a wise choice. As long as you live, there is a chance that everything gets better. Not only a chance that it becomes better by coincident (happens at times), but also the chance that you can get out of it yourself, if you just hold on and wait for the opportunity. That's what it's all about.

As for the success thing. At the time of the suicide attempt, people are at their most egoistical. Life is soooo bad on them. No matter how many millions they have on their bank account, how many friends they have. Their world view is so egocentrical at that moment that they lose every perspective. And they are at that moment also way too proud and deny any outside help. In short and in extremely harsh words: people who commit suicide are at the moment of the attempt basically the peak of arrogant egomaniacs who give a shit about their surroundings.

You can ALWAYS hit it lower than you currently do. ALWAYS. There are so many people out there that have far greater problems and still never give up. People who lost their limbs. People who live under the bridge. People who lost their entire family. People who are paralized up to their neck. And on and on. And still didn't go the egoistical "Oh life is so unfair" route and kill themselves without thinking about the consequences for all the other people around them they ignored in they egocentric world view. And without thinking about the consequences that their life could have turned for the better even though they couldn't see it just now.

Suicide is chickening out on problems that other people handle better. It might be a harsh point of view. But eventually, those who move on despite their pain have everything to gain, and those who kill themselves lost everything and gain nothing. History is full of people who hit rock bottom, continued, and got themselves up again.

Seriously, there is NO problem on this world that justifies suicide. NOT A SINGLE ONE. For every problem you bitch about, I can tell you ten even worse problems and name you people who lived through those problems and turned them upside down.

That whole mantra of "Appreciate what you have instead of bemoaning what you don't have" is a valid one. It's all a matter of perspective. Never lose that perspective.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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