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Should people who self-harm be blamed for it?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/26/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AndriaMurdock

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I'm completely against anyone who self-harms being blamed for what they do. Many people self harm to Return From Numbness, To Express / Communicate / Document Pain, To Self-Punish, and/or To Experience Euphoria. Often, people hurt themselves to express emotional pain or feelings they can"t put into words. These people are unwilling or can't see hope in life or any situations. It can be a way to have control over your body when you can"t control anything else in your life. A lot of people who cut themselves also have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are very difficult disorders to understand since they can be caused by multiple events in someones life. Although people who self harm usually aren't trying to kill themselves, sometimes they"re unable to control the injury and die accidentally. I believe we can not blame the person who self harms because there are factors in that persons life that assisted the idea that self harm helps into this persons head. Although many just believe self harm is cutting it is more than that. It can be an overdose, burning yourself, banging your head or throw yourself against something hard,sticking things in your body,swallow things , and even punching yourself. Self Harm is a very wide category. If someone self harms there is a cause, so they certainly cant be blamed.
ChosenWolff

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Posted by ChosenWolff 2 years ago
ChosenWolff
Sorry guy's. Debate glitched out. Here was my short R5 argument....

Many people self harm to Return From Numbness, To Express / Communicate / Document Pain, To Self-Punish, and/or To Experience Euphoria. Often, people hurt themselves to express emotional pain or feelings they can"t put into words. These people are unwilling or can't see hope in life or any situations.

The real question comes down to accountability, which is what we're debating. Your statements have been along one line. That people aren't responbible for acting on their "feelings". I strongly disagree. I don't know if this is a formal theory, but I'll give it a go.....

[P1] All actions were instigated by another force
[P2] The other "force" is responcible for the action
[C1] For every action, there is someone responcibile

In this case, those who commit self harm. Which begs the question. If the person commiting self harm isn't responcible for his actions, then who is? Someone must be responcible. Are others responcible for his or her self harm? That would be incredibly unfair in my opinion. There's a root to every cause, and even if we look at this like a hiearchy, at some point, the person commiting self harm was responcible.
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Vote Placed by NiamC 2 years ago
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