Archive for July, 2010
Living is a choice, not a responsibility.
On internet support forums, people often mention one’s family and friends, people who would typically care about the person, when one suggests or explicitly states that they are contemplating suicide. This reasoning is rather absurd — one is told to endure their suffering so that they would not cause harm to those who care about them by ending their life. It would be one thing to have a choice whether or not to have been born, but it is thrust upon a person without choice. A comical picture is painted where people are willing to keep going through immense suffering only for the sake of others, the collective effect of which produces society as we know it — a snowball effect of a “duty of life” to others.